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Comets/Asteroids

Quiver at the sight of skeletal galaxies, stellar pumpkins and ghostly interstellar visitors.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

New research suggests the interstellar interlopers may indicate the presence of a vast number of as yet undetected giant exoplanets.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Enjoy the start of astronomical autumn with black holes, a comet, star clusters and other stunning images.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Picture shows a snowy field with mountains in the background.

Researchers in Antarctica turned up a large amount of a form of iron likely forged in nearby supernova explosions.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Test of mining prowess of microbes lifted off yesterday. 

Brian Owens, Contributor

The tiny world of Ultima Thule, which lies at the outer edges of the solar system, is flattened like a pancake, with few craters.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Blazing meteor streaks through the Earth's atmosphere

Astronomers are trying to deflect a near-Earth asteroid for the first time, to prepare for a future object on a collision course with the planet.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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