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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. 

This month we appreciate how images can take us on a journey to better understand the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A new study suggests also looking for "bioessential" elements when searching for alien life.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Peruse pictures that peer at neighboring galaxies, distant lonely stars and the sky above an erupting volcano.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Physicists come up with alternate explanation of gravity that may implicate dark energy, which comprises 70 percent of our universe.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Just as sailors can look to constellations for their bearings, interplanetary travelers could use pulsars to navigate the universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Enjoy a rainbow of pictures this month, featuring Hubble's 28th anniversary image and the richest image of the Milky Way Galaxy yet.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

On an April weekend, engineers, designers and astronauts-in-training met to test suits for commercial, suborbital spaceflight.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Peer into the distant past this month with images of Scholz's star, the Crab Nebula and more.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

We explore how powerful your laser needs to be to get noticed on Mars and beyond.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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