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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. 

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Photographers and scientists capture breathtaking images of NEOWISE as it made its world tour.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The method may be able to improve solar flare prediction using only satellite images of the sun.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

The new findings come after more than 10 years of observation.

Christian Fogerty, Contributor

Theoretical astrophysicists predict that a glowing halo just outside the event horizon should surround all black holes.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists argue that Deimos’ tilted orbit owes to a Martian ring that disintegrated billions of years ago.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Bacteria and yeast can survive under hydrogen in the lab, which may mean more planets could support extraterrestrial life.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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

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