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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

We honor the spacecraft’s 16-year journey with five beautiful images from the telescope.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

That’s when the two stars in the binary system V Sagittae are set to merge in a spectacularly luminous fashion.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Refined instruments reduce noise at the quantum level, allowing for discoveries of more distant gravitational waves.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Marvel at the lives and deaths of stars across the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Data from the second probe to reach interstellar space helps scientists form a more complete picture of the boundary between the sun and the stars. 

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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