July 2004

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Swan Nebula

Hubble's Last Hurrahs?

The orbiting space telescope has captured star births and deaths, galactic collisions and the accelerating expansion of the universe

Adirondack chair

Everybody Take A Seat


Indelible Images

Dazzle by the Dozen

The Object at Hand

Splendid Isolation

Points of Interest

The Anti-Burb

Phenomena & Curiosities

Yellowstone Grumbles

Pent-up water and steam threaten to burst through the park's surface. (And we're not talking Old Faithful here)

Presence of Mind

Plutarch's Exemplary Lives

Editor's Note

Great Finds

From the Secretary

"All Music Is Folk Music"

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings may soon be coming to a computer near you