From the December 2015 issue

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In 2015, astronomers found signs of dark matter close to home, unraveled the mystery of a famous supernova, and took a trip to Pluto.
By | Published: December 15, 2015 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to catch a faraway galaxy focusing the light of an even more distant supernova four times over.

Planetary science drew the most attention in 2015, and for good reason.

Mysterious bright spots on the largest asteroid in our solar system puzzled scientists. The spacecraft following a comet as it hurtled toward and then retreated from the Sun continued to make surprising discoveries. And, of course, the year saw the history-making and expectation-shattering observations of Pluto.

But discoveries about celestial objects beyond the solar system deserve attention, too.

The center of the Milky Way Galaxy harbors a mysterious glow from dead stars or something even stranger, while astronomy’s most studied stellar explosion is changing before our eyes.

Each year, Astronomy ranks the top 10 astronomical discoveries and space stories. And now we want to know which ones mattered most to you in 2015.

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