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Scientists discovered four new Earth-sized rogue planets with no suns
Astronomers cleverly repurposed old technology to find these planetary needles in a galactic haystack.
This Colorado community fought to save its darkness—and all that relies on it to thrive
They found the dimmer switch.
Behold six galactic collisions, masterfully captured by Hubble
The mergers can teach us about how stars are born.
The best space stories of 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, we still sent astronauts back into space, broke off pieces of two asteroids, stared hard at the sun, and so much more.
These ghostly circles in the sky came out of nowhere
Astronomers call them ORCs.
Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in
The size and shape of the Milky Way’s halo may hold clues to the history of our universe.
These two celestial bodies share a heartbeat, puzzling scientists
A black hole and a gas cloud pulse together in sync—but why?
A local stellar graveyard could reveal our galaxy’s beginnings
The 'Phoenix stream' is home to many ancient stars.
NASA’s New Horizons is so far away, it’s seeing stars from new angles
Things look a bit different from 4.3 billion miles away.
The biggest gaseous structure in our galaxy is filled with baby star factories
The so-called ‘Radcliffe Wave’ stretches on for 9,000 light years.