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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. 

Detecting signs of life on planets beyond the solar system turns out to be more complicated than previously thought.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

New analysis of hydrothermal plumes on Enceladus reveals the presence of conditions that could potentially sustain life underneath its icy surface.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A team of scientists develop a model that describes the accelerating expansion of the universe without the need for mysterious dark energy.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

This month's featured images include an awe-inspiring view of the Milky Way and a vibrant shot of a Martian canyon colorfully adorned by minerals.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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

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