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Planets/moons

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

This month: Black holes and stellar revolutions.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Understanding how seemingly solid rocks get squished could make mining and construction projects safer.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Their observations confirm water lurks in the moon's subsoil, not just at the poles.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Spring has sprung: Interstellar edition.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Space salt, Martian clay, and unexpected X-rays feature in this month's slideshow.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Image shows a glowing orange-red star glowing in the background, as a dark planet looms in the foreground.

Planets closely orbiting red dwarf stars may have dynamic tectonic plates, making them more life-friendly than previously thought.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

View new pictures of Mars, the last picture of the dwarf planet Ceres and images of the brightest galaxy in the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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