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.
Detecting signs of life on planets beyond the solar system turns out to be more complicated than previously thought.
New analysis of hydrothermal plumes on Enceladus reveals the presence of conditions that could potentially sustain life underneath its icy surface.
A team of scientists develop a model that describes the accelerating expansion of the universe without the need for mysterious dark energy.
New measurements could help explain a long-standing scientific puzzle.
Access to a dark night sky is a universal human right, says the American Astronomical Society