Peruse pictures that peer at neighboring galaxies, distant lonely stars and the sky above an erupting volcano.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Just as sailors can look to constellations for their bearings, interplanetary travelers could use pulsars to navigate the universe.
Enjoy a rainbow of pictures this month, featuring Hubble's 28th anniversary image and the richest image of the Milky Way Galaxy yet.
Peer into the distant past this month with images of Scholz's star, the Crab Nebula and more.
Peer into the most massive black holes in the universe and marvel at extreme solar flares this month.
We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.
About 100 years ago Henrietta Swan Leavitt helped prove the existence of other galaxies. She is still inspiring astronomers today (infographic).
This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe.
Three holiday facts from the Inside Science archive (infographic).
Explore the stars that surround us in this month's slideshow.
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