Free Astronomy Magazine July-August 2018

THE FREE MULTIMEDIA MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU UPDATED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SPACE Bi-monthly magazine of scientific and technical information ✶ July-August 2018 issue ✶ ✶ The mining industry goes beyond the Earth Two top-level discoveries by Curiosity A new “Supernova” over Munich • First precise distance measurement to a globular star cluster • Stellar thief is the surviving companion to a supernova • Helium in an exoatmosphere detected for the first time • Evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang • The most complete ultraviolet-light survey of nearby galaxies • Exiled asteroid discovered in outer reaches of Solar System