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Black holes, galaxies, mysteries and space travel

Our coverage sheds light on the boundless darkness, the physical violence and the mysterious, awesome reaches of our universe. We ponder how it all began and about our place in the cosmos: Are we alone? Is there life on other planets? Will interplanetary travel save the human race? We also explore space through images, videos and illustration. 

Peer into the distant past this month with images of Scholz's star, the Crab Nebula and more.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Peer into the most massive black holes in the universe and marvel at extreme solar flares this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Signal hints at possible interactions between ordinary hydrogen and dark matter in the early universe, but some scientists remain skeptical.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

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

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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