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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. 

New measurements could help explain a long-standing scientific puzzle.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Access to a dark night sky is a universal human right, says the American Astronomical Society

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

The Outer Space Treaty, which turns fifty this year, laid the basic ground rules for the exploration of the final frontier.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

"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

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