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Planets/moons

Enjoy illustrations of pulsar winds, the planet Vulcan and galactic ripples.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

As summer winds down, savor images from some of the hottest, most magnetic, and awe-inspiring places in the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The gas giant now has 79 confirmed moons, including a new “oddball” one.

James Gaines, Contributor

This month we appreciate how images can take us on a journey to better understand the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A new study suggests also looking for "bioessential" elements when searching for alien life.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Explore the stars that surround us in this month's slideshow.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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