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A stellar explosion in the constellation Cygnus could be visible to the naked eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Pioneering astronomer who discovered observational evidence of the existence of mysterious dark matter in the universe dies at 88.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Clouds above giant planet beyond our solar system are made from the same mineral as rubies and sapphires.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Massive pulse gave off more energy than the sun emits in a month.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Observations of rotating galaxies could be explained without including dark matter, which may require changes to prevailing theories.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists use data from the New Horizons mission to illuminate the mystery.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists have recently discovered these strange noodle-like structures within neutron stars called Nuclear Pasta.

Benjamin Deaver, Contributor

Observations of the region beyond the planet Neptune are giving astronomers fresh understanding of our solar system's history – and may reveal a new planet.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

New observations point to processes driving away the atmosphere, rendering the planet's surface inhospitable to life.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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