10 August 2012, 01:15 PM ET
Dark clouds of dust, called globules, are silhouetted against nearby, bright stars in this space wallpaper. Little is known about the globules, except that they are generally associated with areas of star formation.
09 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The map could help crack the mystery of dark energy and dark matter.
08 August 2012, 07:57 PM ET
Nearly 400,000 galaxies are represented in an animation derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release 7. Miguel Arago and Alex Szalay of John Hopkins University and Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium created this amazing view.
06 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A star in the process of being gobbled by a black hole is letting of dying screams.
01 August 2012, 06:01 AM ET
The photo is the most detailed ever taken of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187.
26 July 2012, 02:01 PM ET
The results have implications for how astronomers understand the evolution of galaxies.
26 July 2012, 11:12 AM ET
A weird pulsar appeared to "hiccup," causing its rotation to speed up.
25 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers found four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than four hours.
18 July 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The galaxy, which looks a lot like our own Milky Way, is about 10.7 billion years old.
12 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The protostar is located 1,300 light-years away in a busy nebula in the constellation of Orion.
11 July 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Dark galaxies are small, gas-rich objects from the early universe.
05 July 2012, 11:44 AM ET
This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows a ghostly "ring" of dark matter in the galaxy cluster Cl 0024+17 in this stunning space wallpaper.
04 July 2012, 03:36 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered a stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies.
03 July 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen in this cool space wallpaper.
02 July 2012, 11:55 AM ET
This very detailed space wallpaper from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born in the star-forming region NGC 6729.
26 June 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The galaxy cluster is located 10 billion light-years away.
26 June 2012, 11:21 AM ET
The survey will accurately catalog many faint stars for the first time.
20 June 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The very first stars would have behaved differently because of dark matter.
20 June 2012, 06:01 AM ET
The spectacular scene was captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.
19 June 2012, 04:31 PM ET
Our home in space is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center.
14 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers have found the farthest galaxy yet.
13 June 2012, 01:52 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows an artist conception of a newly formed star surrounded by a swirling protoplanetary disk of dust and gas, where debris coalesces to create rocky 'planetesimals' that collide and grow to eventually form planets.
13 June 2012, 01:51 PM ET
The artist conception shows a newly formed star surrounded by a swirling protoplanetary disk of dust and gas. Debris coalesces to create rocky 'planetesimals' that collide and grow to eventually form planets.
12 June 2012, 05:37 PM ET
Researchers made a melody out of star brightness data collected by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
12 June 2012, 01:05 PM ET
Though built from the same star stuff as our Sun, these celestial runts aren't bulky enough to catch fire from nuclear fusion. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has discovered fewer of these 'almost stars' than earlier predicted.
12 June 2012, 12:44 PM ET
Observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have revealed a surprise — there are fewer brown dwarfs in our cosmic backyard than previously believed.
11 June 2012, 06:01 PM ET
A bridge of hydrogen gas has been detected between two neighboring galaxies.
08 June 2012, 03:40 PM ET
Here are some tips on how to spot deep sky objects in the sky.
06 June 2012, 03:37 PM ET
Many black holes may roam freely through intergalactic space.
06 June 2012, 06:58 AM ET
A galaxy whose light has taken 13 billion years to reach us has been sighted.
04 June 2012, 07:58 PM ET
Research suggests that the CID-42 galaxy collided with another galaxy, their black holes merged and ejected out of the newly formed star system at astonishing speeds. Albert Einstein predicted that this phenomenon is caused by gravitational waves.
31 May 2012, 03:26 PM ET
Our galaxy will slam into the similar-sized Andromeda, merging to form a single hybrid galaxy.
31 May 2012, 01:34 PM ET
See how the sky will look when our Milky Way galaxy crashes into the Andromeda galaxy.
30 May 2012, 04:40 PM ET
ESO Photo Ambassador Babak Tafreshi snapped this remarkable image of the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), set against the splendour of the Milky Way in this space wallpaper.
30 May 2012, 01:00 PM ET
The study should help astronomers understand how galaxies evolve.
29 May 2012, 02:47 PM ET
Researchers will reveal details of the great collision awaiting the Milky Way.