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Bright yellow star in background as small ringed planet passes in front.

Puzzling planets with the apparent density of cotton candy probably have rings, according to a new study.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

The space agency’s InSight lander has detected hundreds of marsquakes since arriving on the red planet about 15 months ago.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Enjoy ginormous candy canes, stellar glitter, and visiting (interstellar) neighbors this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The SETI Institute leads the hunt for extraterrestrials, which has entered a new phase with myriad planets to focus on.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Researchers find plausible, alien-free explanation for observations of star KIC 8462852.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Several exoplanets were found before the 1995 discovery that netted Mayor and Didier this year’s physics Nobel. Why weren’t the others honored?

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The new laureates discovered the first planet orbiting a solar-type star and improved our understanding of how the universe evolved.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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