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Cold weather is the best time to look at—and photograph—the night sky
Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars.
Spacey ‘super puffs’ are changing our understanding of how planets form
As big as Jupiter but 10 times lighter and practically hugging its star, WASP-107b is breaking every rule in the book.
A guide to the solar system’s biggest secrets
Jupiter, the planet killer, and three other untold stories from space.
Creating this photo of sun trails took eight years and a beer can
An amazing image shows the sun’s path as it travels across the sky.
Beautiful night-sky maps for any aspiring astronomer
Get to know the constellations—and how they fit into the galaxy.
These ghostly circles in the sky came out of nowhere
Astronomers call them ORCs.
How one Turkish astronomer discovered a completely new kind of galaxy
From Ankara to Arizona, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil fixes her sights on the faintest stars in the night skies.
A night in the life of a professional stargazer
There are fewer exchanges with aliens than you’d expect.
Half the matter in the universe was missing. We found it hiding between galaxies.
It took the discovery of a new celestial phenomenon and entirely new telescope technology.
Elon Musk insists his satellite swarm won’t interfere with science. This model disagrees.
Astronomers will need additional software, new cameras, and a lot more money to cope with Starlink.