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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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Stars should be at least 8.7 percent as wide as our own sun, researchers say.
A star smaller than Jupiter regularly fires off flares as powerful as the biggest eruptions from our sun.
Using NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University created the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies, in a mosaic 14,000 light-years across.
Astronomers are witnessing a cosmic death on a galactic scale
The small, blue galaxy visible in the upper left corner of the Tadpole ripped through the larger spiral galaxy, distorting it and pulling out a long tail of stars, gas and dust as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
Stars that have less salt in their compositions live longer lives, a new study shows.
Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years show that cold gas to power stars spirals into the cores of galaxies along spiral filaments.
The twin stars of SS Cygni are hundreds of light-years closer to Earth than thought.
The find sheds new light on the role such huge collisions played in galactic evolution long ago.
This stunning space wallpaper reveals Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Glittering stars and wisps of gas create a backdrop for the self-destruction of a massive star.
Photographer Christopher Georgia captured this amazing image of the Milky Way Galaxy from Acadia National Park.
This intriguing space wallpaper shows the galaxy catalogued as 2MASX J05210136-2521450, which stands out at a glance due to its interesting shape.
Amateurs could help shed light on mysterious dark matter and other cosmic phenomena.
This cool space wallpaper is an illustration showing a messy, chaotic galaxy undergoing bursts of star formation.
Jupiter, Mercury and Venus get together. Using binoculars, see the Virgo Cluster and Sombrero galaxy. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower rains and an annular solar eclipse is viewable in Northern Australia.