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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. 

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment may address important physics questions and change the way we look at our planet.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Burying certain instruments helps astronomers and astrophysicists detect otherwise difficult-to-spot particles.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A new theoretical model shows how miniature black holes devouring neutron stars from the inside might create heavy elements.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Two independent studies yield new insights into spectacular weather phenomena on our neighbor planets.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Never look directly at the sun without protective glasses.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Will astronomers learn anything new when a total solar eclipse cuts a path of darkness across 14 states this month?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

There’s still time -- book a spot to see the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

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