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We honor the spacecraft’s 16-year journey with five beautiful images from the telescope.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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

Enjoy ginormous candy canes, stellar glitter, and visiting (interstellar) neighbors this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Marvel at the lives and deaths of stars across the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The SETI Institute leads the hunt for extraterrestrials, which has entered a new phase with myriad planets to focus on.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Data from the second probe to reach interstellar space helps scientists form a more complete picture of the boundary between the sun and the stars. 

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Quiver at the sight of skeletal galaxies, stellar pumpkins and ghostly interstellar visitors.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Researchers find plausible, alien-free explanation for observations of star KIC 8462852.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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