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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The Great World Wide Star Count (Op-Ed)
Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, counting stars
October 27th, 2014
How many stars can you see at night? Right now people all over the world are being asked to go out and count them!
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Cosmic Pinwheel Surrounds Distant Galaxy in Stunning NASA Photo
Ring of Stellar Fire
October 29th, 2014
The photo, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light, shows a burst of starbirth in the galaxy NGC 1291, which lies 33 million light-years from Earth and is about 12 billion years old.
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Galactic 'Mega City' Shows Mysterious Spots of Star Formation (Images)
Area Around Spiderweb Galaxy
October 14th, 2014
A new photo of a huge galaxy cluster under construction in the early universe shows star formation happening in unexpected places, scientists have found.
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