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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. 

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

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has detected changes in Jupiter’s magnetic field, making it the first planet known to share this feature with Earth.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The tiny world of Ultima Thule, which lies at the outer edges of the solar system, is flattened like a pancake, with few craters.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Blazing meteor streaks through the Earth's atmosphere

Astronomers are trying to deflect a near-Earth asteroid for the first time, to prepare for a future object on a collision course with the planet.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

This month: Black holes and stellar revolutions.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Their observations confirm water lurks in the moon's subsoil, not just at the poles.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

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