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As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes prepare for wild weather.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

We explore how powerful your laser needs to be to get noticed on Mars and beyond.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The fast-growing next-gen mobile network may threaten future radio astronomers' ability to detect signals from space.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The giant black hole is one of the biggest ever observed from this far back in time.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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

Burying certain instruments helps astronomers and astrophysicists detect otherwise difficult-to-spot particles.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

This month’s slideshow features an exotic sunrise in our solar system and a comic about exoplanets.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

This month's extraterrestrial wonders include a dune-swept Martian beach, a polar view of Jupiter, and a young planetary system that seems to glare like a demonic eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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