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

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Physicists are looking inside atoms on Earth to learn more about mysterious neutron stars thousands of light-years away.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

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

Scientists propose strategies to build a larger-than-ever space telescope by sending up the mirror piece by piece.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

About 100 years ago Henrietta Swan Leavitt helped prove the existence of other galaxies. She is still inspiring astronomers today (infographic).

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

New theoretical model predicts stars that fail to go supernovae may still not go gentle into that good night.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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