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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Heroic Cassini makes the ultimate sacrifice

Grand Finale tour ends with deliberate plummet into Saturn's atmosphere

Does self-interacting dark matter explain galactic diversity?

Simulation predicts rotation curves of 30 galaxies

Starting bell sounds for CHIME

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Medium-sized black hole seen lurking in the Milky Way

Object 100,000 times more massive than the Sun could have arrived in a dwarf galaxy

In depth

Cassini’s grand finale

With the Cassini craft due to plunge into Saturn on 15 September, Joshua Colwell explains the scientific secrets it has revealed over the last 20 years

Spacecraft in extreme environments

Keith Cooper explores the challenges of designing instruments that can handle the toughest conditions in our solar system

Web life: Eclipse America

A blog from the American Astronomical Society about next month’s total solar eclipse in the US

Web life: Hogg's Research

A blog about the latest research and developments in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology