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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 simulations could help solve long-standing mystery in astrophysics.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Saturn's rings, Mars' geology and an artist's depiction of distant new worlds were among this month's most captivating space images.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Scientists reveal plans for future experiments to study the faint remnants left behind by the Big Bang.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

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