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Latest News for Stars and Galaxies Archive
21 December 2010, 03:34 PM ET
A new array of radio telescopes has captured its first image, showing a huge jet blasting away from a galaxy with a powerful black hole at its heart.
20 December 2010, 10:34 AM ET
Simple tricks and hacks to get you tack-sharp focus on objects seen through a telescope.
20 December 2010, 10:32 AM ET
When you look out deeply into space, you look back far into time. Who might be looking back at you? When did they live? Are they still there? How long will we last? Sky-watching brings wonder...
20 December 2010, 08:45 AM ET
The Yuletide evening sky should provide a brilliant spectacle for anyone willing to brave the cold this season.
17 December 2010, 06:29 AM ET
Astronomers have mapped a rare type of molecule in cosmic clouds that could reveal secrets about how stars form.
16 December 2010, 10:12 PM ET
The young universe was an engine of fast-paced star birth, according to new research.
14 December 2010, 09:07 AM ET
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what looks like a festive holiday bauble in space – a delicate sphere of gas floating serenely in the cosmos.
09 December 2010, 05:08 PM ET
A jumbo jet outfitted with a telescope completed its first science flight Wednesday (Dec. 1), demonstrating the aircraft's potential to observe the infrared universe.
09 December 2010, 08:19 AM ET
A stunning new photo shows a swarm of ancient stars in a globular cluster.
08 December 2010, 01:01 PM ET
The early universe went through its own dark ages before the first stars formed and emitted the first light.
08 December 2010, 01:01 PM ET
A huge, scorching-hot alien planet boasts surprising amounts of carbon, suggesting that worlds beyond our own solar system may be far more diverse than scientists had imagined, according to a new study.
07 December 2010, 07:06 PM ET
A faraway star sparkles with the largest amount of zirconium — the stuff fake diamonds are made from — ever seen, study finds.
07 December 2010, 07:31 AM ET
A space telescope has spotted a strange, distant galaxy cluster whose heart is surprisingly cold.
06 December 2010, 07:45 AM ET
While holiday decorations are popping up all over on people's houses this season, they are not the only glittering spectacles to be seen: For the ultimate Christmas lights all you have to do is look up.
30 November 2010, 08:15 AM ET
A Wisconsin paper-mill worker who once dreamed of being an astrophysicist has brought the stars within his grasp, building an elaborate planetarium in his own backyard.
30 November 2010, 08:15 AM ET
An over-the-hill galaxy thought to be beyond its fertile years appears to be giving birth to new stars after all, new Hubble Space Telescope images show.
29 November 2010, 06:39 PM ET
Astronomers have spotted a wandering, strangely bent galaxy that could shed new light on how galaxy clusters — the most massive structures in the universe — form and evolve, according to a new study.
24 November 2010, 01:11 PM ET
The discovery of a binary star system that includes a Cepheid variable gives astronomers a peek at the true mass of these pulsating stars.
24 November 2010, 07:19 AM ET
Hubble snaps stunning shot of dying star
23 November 2010, 09:43 AM ET
The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a great time to gaze at the many brilliant open star clusters visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
22 November 2010, 07:35 AM ET
Sometimes gamma-ray bursts leave behind a black hole, and other times a spinning neutron star.
19 November 2010, 03:20 PM ET
The astronomical community lost two longtime, eminent members this week when Brian Marsden and Allan Sandage passed away.
19 November 2010, 09:41 AM ET
The first alien planet ever confirmed to come from another galaxy could help scientists better understand the fate of our own solar system, researchers say.
19 November 2010, 09:11 AM ET
First Flight for NASA's New Moon Rocket
18 November 2010, 03:01 PM ET
The first alien planet ever confirmed to come from another galaxy could help scientists better understand the fate of our own solar system, researchers say.
18 November 2010, 02:07 PM ET
The first alien planet from another galaxy has been detected, a new study suggests.
18 November 2010, 09:36 AM ET
The first alien planet from another galaxy has been detected, a new study suggests.
17 November 2010, 07:46 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft has snapped a photo of two dying stars that look like a cosmic jellyfish floating in a starry sea.
17 November 2010, 02:11 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft has snapped a photo of two dying stars that look like a cosmic jellyfish floating in a starry sea.
16 November 2010, 03:30 PM ET
Astronomers have found a new cache of double-star systems where two small, dense stars are merging and might soon explode in supernovas.
16 November 2010, 01:57 PM ET
Astronomers have found a new cache of double-star systems where two small, dense stars are merging and might soon explode in supernovas.
15 November 2010, 01:06 PM ET
Stars are giant, luminous spheres of plasma. SPACE.com offers an overview of stars, including their formation, observation, classification and naming designations.
12 November 2010, 01:29 PM ET
Peering through a giant cluster of galaxies as if it were a cosmic magnifying glass, astronomers have created a new, incredibly detailed map of the dark matter found there.
10 November 2010, 05:58 PM ET
NASA's WISE spacecraft has discovered a cold failed star that glows green and has a deadly atmosphere that is pretty stinky, too.
10 November 2010, 06:58 AM ET
A new image of a galactic pileup captures the vivid chaos of two colliding and merging galaxies, giving astronomers an excellent opportunity to study how these important processes influence the evolution of the universe.
09 November 2010, 04:39 PM ET
Scientists have detected two gigantic bubbles of high-energy radiation spilling out from the Milky Way's center that may have erupted from a supermassive black hole.