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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. 

Image set in space with watery, bluish planet in foreground and faint star in background.

Planet K2-18b is about twice as wide as Earth and located about 110 light-years away.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Bacteria in one of the most extreme places on Earth point toward past life on Mars.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Take a tour through the lenses of space telescopes.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Other researchers dispute whether astronauts would experience the type of radiation used in the experiment.

Meeri Kim, Contributor

Appreciate anniversaries marked by moonwalks and stellar fireworks this month

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Test of mining prowess of microbes lifted off yesterday. 

Brian Owens, Contributor

Using a simple film camera, astronomer Bill Livingston photographed satellites that hover above the equator.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Researchers suggest that flexible blankets or domes made of silica aerogel could protect crops on the red planet.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Digitizing all of Apollo would have taken an appalling 175 years.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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