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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

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.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

This month's featured images include a commemorative portrait of the spacecraft Cassini and a composite image of dark matter.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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