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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. 

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

Gaze upon halos of light, streams of interstellar gas, and nearby Earthlike planets this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Elusive intermediate mass black holes may hold clues to how their more common supermassive cousins form.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Peer into the past and predict the future with the stars this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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