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Astrophysicists offer a possible explanation for why dark matter seems to behave differently in the Milky Way.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

This month’s tour through the universe features visits to a blistering planet and a chilly nebula, as well as a sweeping view of merging galaxies.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The signal, from two merging black holes 3 billion light-years away, is the most distant observation yet.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

This month's extraterrestrial wonders include a dune-swept Martian beach, a polar view of Jupiter, and a young planetary system that seems to glare like a demonic eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

This month's featured images include a commemorative portrait of the spacecraft Cassini and a composite image of dark matter.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A team of scientists develop a model that describes the accelerating expansion of the universe without the need for mysterious dark energy.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Saturn's rings, Mars' geology and an artist's depiction of distant new worlds were among this month's most captivating space images.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Access to a dark night sky is a universal human right, says the American Astronomical Society

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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