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A new study suggests also looking for "bioessential" elements when searching for alien life.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Peruse pictures that peer at neighboring galaxies, distant lonely stars and the sky above an erupting volcano.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Just as sailors can look to constellations for their bearings, interplanetary travelers could use pulsars to navigate the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Enjoy a rainbow of pictures this month, featuring Hubble's 28th anniversary image and the richest image of the Milky Way Galaxy yet.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Peer into the distant past this month with images of Scholz's star, the Crab Nebula and more.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

We explore how powerful your laser needs to be to get noticed on Mars and beyond.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Peer into the most massive black holes in the universe and marvel at extreme solar flares this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Signal hints at possible interactions between ordinary hydrogen and dark matter in the early universe, but some scientists remain skeptical.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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