Latest News About Stars and Galaxies

Stars are giant, luminous spheres of plasma. Galaxies consist of stars, stellar remnants, dust, gas, and dark matter, bound together by gravity. Learn more about stars and galaxies.
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Huge 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster Packs Mass of 3 Quadrillion Suns (Photos)
Galaxy Cluster 'El Gordo' with Mass Map
April 6th, 2014
New measurements by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the cluster nicknamed "El Gordo" (Spanish for "the fat one") contains about as much mass as 3 quadrillion suns. That's 43 percent larger than previous work had estimated.
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Dazzling Milky Way Rises Over Maine Lighthouse in Stunning Panorama (Photo)
Milky Way Rises Over Lighthouse by A. Garrett Evans
April 8th, 2014
Veteran astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans of central New Hampshire endured the bitter cold of York, Maine, on March 3 to take this stunning panorama of the Milky Way galaxy and Venus.
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