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.
A newly released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows details of a supernova explosion in a neighboring galaxy.
Saturn forms two night sky triangles this month, one with stars and the other with the moon.
A group of supernova explosions that don't fit into pre-existing categories is challenging astronomers understanding of how stars die.
An oddball conglomeration of stars called NGC 6791 represents an entirely new class of star cluster, a new study suggests.
At a stargazing event held as part of the 2011 World Science Festival, about 500 people gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park to look at a handful of stars and the planet Saturn.
The binary star Porrima is offering a rare chance to resolve its twin stars through a small telescope this month.
A lone-wolf star could change astronomers' understanding of star formation.
The fine detail and exceptionally perfect spiral structure of the galaxy make it hard to believe that this is a real observation and not an artist’s impression or a screenshot taken straight from Star Wars.
There are a great many wonders to see in the night sky. A telescope is your magic carpet, your time machine and much more.
Astronomers have photographed a dead-ringer of the Milky Way.
All large galaxies - including ours - seem to have supermassive black holes at their centers. Astrophysicists Ann Wehrle, Roeland van der Marel and Ed Turner explain how these beasts form.
See spectacular images of different kinds of galaxies from the WISE mission.
A newfound stretch of the Milky Way reveals that our galaxy's distant rim is shaped like the edge of a sombrero.
A green crystal rain falling onto an infant star holds the key to weird minerals in comets.
Observations of a single star in 1923 changed the course of astronomy forever.
Astronomers get treated to their closest view yet of jets escaping a galaxy's central black hole.
Particle jets from Centarus A's super-massive black hole blast the power of 55 million suns. The TANAMI project radio telescope got this most detailed view of such jets.
Astounding views of stars and planets from right here on Earth.