For pure theatrics and spectacle, Hollywood celebrities have nothing on the denizens of the heavens. Stars are born, live and die in fiery and fascinating ways - ways that we have only recently been able to study in greater detail, like so many swarming paparazzi, using the long-range lenses created by improved techniques and new, sharper observatories.
In this special edition from
Scientific American, we invite you to forget about everyday life to spend some time with the stars. In the pages that follow, you'll find the latest gossip on the glitterati, written by the astronomer shutterbugs themselves. -