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Life on Mars?

The Curiosity rover finds some of the most compelling evidence yet on the Red Planet. Read more >>>

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Astronomers catch a black hole devouring a star

Researchers-turned-forensic scientists snapped photographic evidence of a black hole ripping apart a star that got too close. Read more >>>
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An organically grown planet definition

In an Astronomy magazine exclusive, planetary scientists Kirby Runyon and Alan Stern ask an important question: Should we really define a word by voting? Read more >>>
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A long search for long wavelengths

NANOGrav looks for a wider spectrum of gravitational waves than the LIGO and Virgo detectors. Read more >>>

Can we live on Mars?

Everything you need to know about settling the Red Planet. Download now for free!

Table for one?

The Fermi Paradox attempts to settle the issue of our apparent aloneness in the universe. Read more >>>
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Astronomers discover the first interstellar immigrant

Nestled in Jupiter’s orbit, this backward-orbiting asteroid initially came from another star system. Read more >>>
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Join us in Costa Rica!

Join us as we carry on a great tradition: our 16th annual Costa Rica Southern Sky Party, February 27 – March 6, 2019.  Learn more >>>
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Escape from a super-Earth

Achieving spaceflight from exoplanets is more difficult than you might think. Read more >>>
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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Astronomy editor David Eicher remembers the great physicist in words, and the Starmus Advisory Board shares a short video tribute.
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How does space change the human body?

NASA’s Twins Study sent one identical twin to space for a year, while the other stayed on Earth. Ten separate research projects then tracked how their bodies changed. Read More >>>
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Our Milky Way

Astronomy magazine and artist Jon Lomberg highlight our home galaxy: the Milky Way. Learn more >>>

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October 3-13, 2018

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What is dead may never die

Astronomers discovered a bizarre "zombie" star that went supernova not just once, but twice. Check out our coverage of the story, or read through The Kavli Foundation's recent roundtable with three stellar experts.
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Astronomy magazine editors share their unique insight from behind the scenes of the science, hobby, and magazine. Read more >>>
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What do belts around Proxima Centauri mean for exoplanet research?

Astronomy has a Q&A with Guillem Anglada-Escude, one of the discoverers of the nearest exoplanet to us. Read more >>>
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LIGO detects a neutron star merger

Astronomers have just caught gravitational waves - and more - from a pair of merging neutron stars. Read more >>>
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Get the answers to your Laser SETI questions

Check out our guest blog by a SETI scientist, with the answers to your questions about the search for extraterrestrial life. Read more >>>
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The Real Reality Show

Join our editor-in-chief David Eicher on an expedition through the heart of science headlines. Read More >>>

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Check out our long-form features!

When big news happens or a huge story needs to be told, it's time to dig deep. Read more >>>

Astronomers catch a black hole devouring a star

Researchers-turned-forensic scientists snapped photographic evidence of a black hole ripping apart a star that got too close. Read more >>>
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