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Spring 2020 issue of Mercury

The Spring 2020 issue (vol. 49 no. 2) of Mercury magazine is now available for our members!

Featured in this issue:

  • In April, the team supporting the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated the telescope's 30 years in space. Meet some of the creative people who have kept the incredible project going for those three decades.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope has transformed how data collection in astronomy happens. We tell how the telescope and its archival system has changed how — and who — can do science.
  • See into a vast stellar nursery in a newly processed image from Hubble.
  • We also have our regular columnists discussing how COVID-19 has changed teaching and astronomy, a comet in ancient Roman times, the namesake of the Hubble Space Telescope, the discovery of a new nearby black hole, the historic launch last month by SpaceX and NASA, and more. Download your copy of Mercury today to read all the latest space news and opinion!

Liz Kruesi is the editor of Mercury magazine and Mercury Online. She has shared the stories of astronomy since 2005. Read more articles by Liz.