A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event.
A new theoretical model shows how miniature black holes devouring neutron stars from the inside might create heavy elements.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Never look directly at the sun without protective glasses.
Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
There’s still time -- book a spot to see the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
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.
This month's featured images include a commemorative portrait of the spacecraft Cassini and a composite image of dark matter.
This month's featured images include an awe-inspiring view of the Milky Way and a vibrant shot of a Martian canyon colorfully adorned by minerals.
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