Table of Contents July 1994

Discover Magazine's mission is to enable readers to lead richer lives by explaining and expanding their universe.  Each month we bring you in depth information and analysis from various topics ranging from technology and space to the living world we live in.
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Anders, Borman, Stafford, Aldrin, Bean, Gordon, Lovell, Roosa, Worden, Schmitt, Cernan. Eleven astronauts recall the excitement, tension, and delight of getting close enough to touch the moon.
To get off the ground again, the space agency may have to turn its sights back to the glory days, when swift, small spacecraft first brought outer space into our living rooms--and our hearts.


Lasers amplify light, masers amplify microwaves, and now, from France, comes the saser: a supercool glass rod that amplifies sound.
Celestial lights can be more interesting than fireworks.
Why do galaxies have magnetic fields? It may be because most of them harbor giant black holes at their centers.