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.
Scientists use data from the New Horizons mission to illuminate the mystery.
Astronomers examine pairs of tiny colliding galaxies, twisting each other and tugging at their clouds of gas.