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.
"Deep learning" finds telltale arcs of light that indicate massive objects.
Scientists use data from the New Horizons mission to illuminate the mystery.