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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Milky Way Has Half As Much Dark Matter As Previously Thought
Artist's Impression of Milky Way Galaxy
October 14th, 2014
Models using a century-old equation suggest that the Milky Way contains only half the dark matter than scientists had previously thought.
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Saturday Night Sky: See the Moon, Pleiades and a Red Star Together
Oct 11, 2014, Sky Map
October 10th, 2014
The moon, the famous Pleiades star cluster and the red star Aldebaran will dance together in the night sky this Saturday.
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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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Strange 'Hybrid Star' Discovered After 40-Year Search
Thorne-Zytkow Object TZO
October 9th, 2014
After a 40-year search, astronomers have apparently found the first Thorne-Zytkow object, a hypothesized hybrid star thought to form when a red supergiant swallows a neutron star.
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