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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. 

"Deep learning" finds telltale arcs of light that indicate massive objects.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

A stellar explosion in the constellation Cygnus could be visible to the naked eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Pioneering astronomer who discovered observational evidence of the existence of mysterious dark matter in the universe dies at 88.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Clouds above giant planet beyond our solar system are made from the same mineral as rubies and sapphires.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Massive pulse gave off more energy than the sun emits in a month.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Observations of rotating galaxies could be explained without including dark matter, which may require changes to prevailing theories.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists use data from the New Horizons mission to illuminate the mystery.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Observations of the region beyond the planet Neptune are giving astronomers fresh understanding of our solar system's history – and may reveal a new planet.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

New observations point to processes driving away the atmosphere, rendering the planet's surface inhospitable to life.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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