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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. 

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

A different set of ingredients may be needed to take the next giant leap for humankind.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

How you cover a trip to the moon and share the news with the world.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A reporter recalls what it was like to cover the space race.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Half a century after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon, can NASA recover the sense of adventure that sparked its Cold War triumph?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Pressurized water may cause quakes on Mars the same way fracking and wastewater injection trigger quakes on Earth.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up: Saturn's rings, space sperm, better blood donation, and puppy dog eyes.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

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