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Why It’s Hard for Black Holes to Get Together

The universe’s greatest sinkholes have no trouble swallowing anything—except themselves.

How to Discover a Galaxy with a Telephoto Lens

The Dragonfly telescope is pushing the boundaries of small-scale observational astronomy.

2015 Was the Best Year Ever in Space

The romance is back, argues a NASA adviser and best-selling science-fiction author.

The Inside of a Neutron Star Looks Spookily Familiar

Exotic ultra-compressed matter can look like pasta, among other things.

Ingenious: Walter Murch

The legendary film editor on underlying patterns in the cosmos.

Why the Russians Decapitated Major Tom

The story of the genetically engineered mouse cosmonaut.

This Used To Be the Future

A look inside NASA’s Ames Research Center.

Falling in Love With the Dark

One astronomer has taken to U.S. National Parks to rekindle an old romance.

The Beckoning of the Ice Worlds

We’ve been looking for life on Earth-like planets. Will Europa teach us better?

Will ET Drink Water?

The intricate compatibility of water and life on Earth may not extend to other planets.