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Tiny galaxies may have brought the cosmos out of the dark ages
With strength in numbers, the smallest galaxies may have completely transformed the early cosmos.
Tonight’s pink supermoon may surprise you
Explaining the latest lunar event.
The world’s biggest radio telescope is finally open to international scientists
With the loss of Arecibo, collaboration with China becomes all the more important for space research.
5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Earth is basically a gigantic cosmic dustbin.
Astronomers cooked up alien atmospheres in an oven
The secret ingredient is meteorite powder.
The world needs dark skies more than ever. Here’s why.
Dark Sky Places help us imagine a world where we can all see the night sky.
Astronomers may have found the surprisingly elusive medium-sized black hole
The discovery hints that “intermediate mass” black holes may be peppered throughout the universe.
Astronomers used telescopic ‘sunglasses’ to photograph a black hole’s magnetic field
The only thing harder to see than a black hole itself is a black hole’s magnetic field.
In Hawaii, an ancient observatory offers lessons for modern stargazers
Physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein spans the whitewashed history of astronomy in her new book, ‘The Disordered Cosmos.’
Check out the most extensive map of black holes ever
This photo isn’t of your typical starry night—each one of these dots is a supermassive black hole.