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A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Scientists argue that Deimos’ tilted orbit owes to a Martian ring that disintegrated billions of years ago.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Bacteria and yeast can survive under hydrogen in the lab, which may mean more planets could support extraterrestrial life.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

It’s one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable telescopes, sending back amazing space images to Earth for decades.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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

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