Space salt, Martian clay, and unexpected X-rays feature in this month's slideshow.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
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.
Enjoy illustrations of pulsar winds, the planet Vulcan and galactic ripples.
As summer winds down, savor images from some of the hottest, most magnetic, and awe-inspiring places in the universe.
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.
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.
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