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It’s one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable telescopes, sending back amazing space images to Earth for decades.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists may soon be able to observe a dramatic, long-predicted consequence of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

Bright yellow star in background as small ringed planet passes in front.

Puzzling planets with the apparent density of cotton candy probably have rings, according to a new study.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

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

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Astrophysicists devised a new theory that may explain the formation of black holes with masses exceeding 50 times that of our own sun.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The dragon's large belly holds clues about how stars form -- and how the process stops.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

An assortment of twinkling images of space, stars and spacecrafts.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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