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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

In a new book, Sean Carroll brings together physics and philosophy while advocating for "poetic naturalism."

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

New research explains the careful choreography of a multi-planet system called Kepler-233.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Astronomers examine pairs of tiny colliding galaxies, twisting each other and tugging at their clouds of gas.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

After top dark matter candidate fizzles out, physicists look to more exotic realms.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Images of distorted galaxies provide a new resource for studying dark matter and dark energy.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Our planet might not have always been the biggest rock in the inner solar system.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Assessing what the LIGO detection means for other gravitational wave searches.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

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