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Here Come the Waves
Space

Here Come the Waves

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

By Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine
Looking for Planet Nine, Astronomers Gaze into the Abyss
Space

Looking for Planet Nine, Astronomers Gaze into the Abyss

Two years on, the search for our solar system’s missing world is as frenzied as ever—and the putative planet is running out of places to hide

By Lee Billings
Astronomers Boggle at a Distant Galaxy Devoid of Dark Matter
Space

Astronomers Boggle at a Distant Galaxy Devoid of Dark Matter

The newfound object NGC 1052-DF2 defies easy explanation and could lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve

By Rebecca Boyle

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  • Space Technology Could Change the Balance of Power in Africa

  • Stephen Hawking: The Universe Does Not Forget, and Neither Will We

  • Escape from Proxima b

  • From the Editor

    The Ripple Effect

  • Forum

    To Keep NASA's Golden Age Alive, We Need More Telescopes--but Far Less Expensive Ones

  • News

    Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy's Core

  • Does a Quantum Equation Govern Some of the Universe's Large Structures?

  • NASA's Next Exoplanet Hunter Will Seek Worlds Close to Home

  • Black Hole Pretenders Could Really Be Bizarre Quantum Stars

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June 2018

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.