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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. 

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

This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Explore the stars that surround us in this month's slideshow.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The gigantic celestial body has exploded multiple times, confounding scientists.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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