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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

This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Explore the stars that surround us in this month's slideshow.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The gigantic celestial body has exploded multiple times, confounding scientists.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Strange alien sights from our solar system and beyond.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

This past summer, thousands of scientists worked together in the first observation of a neutron star merger. Here’s how it went down.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

An animation of two neutron stars colliding.

First gravitational wave detection of colliding neutron stars sent scientists racing to collect light from the event.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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