Significant developments in astronomy are covered in these magazines:
Scientific American is the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. In every issue, leading scientists, inventors and engineers from diverse fields describe their ideas and achievements in clear and accessible prose; the work of select journalists rounds out the offerings. The graphics are rich in content and visual style. Scientific American is available online 1948-current
Science News is a weekly newsmagazine covering important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, Science News is available online 1975-current via the Academic Search Complete database
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The Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics synthesizes current research on "hot topics" in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics, including: the sun; solar system and extrasolar planets; stars; the interstellar medium; galaxy and galaxies; active galactic nuclei; cosmology; and instrumentation and techniques, and the history of the development of new areas of research.
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