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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 new study could confirm that the mysterious forces of dark energy are pulling the universe apart at ever-increasing speeds.
Raging galactic windstorms have been observed by the Herschel infrared space observatory.
A starry constellation of two hunting dogs is now visible in the nighttime sky.
Saturn, the moon and a bright star team up for a night sky triangle this weekend.
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a dwarf galaxy packed with young stars and gas clouds.
Among the more than 500 known alien planets, many are oddballs.
A pair of white dwarf stars orbiting each other once every 39 minutes will eventually collide in a few million years, creating a newborn stars as seen in this animation.
Astronomers discovered two stars that are set to collide and produce a new star.
The Herschel Space Observatory has detected massive gas storms emanating from galaxies that have the ability to stunt star growth and end galaxy formation.
The total lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010, is visible from the site of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile.
During this month of May, four bright planets will engage in a fascinating dance with each other in the morning sky.
A star, telescope and a spinning sphere are all that are necessary but the precise technologies needed to make this orbiting time-space experiment reality took 4 decades to develop.
Take a trip from Centaurus to the lopsided spiral arms of the NGC 2442 galaxy, nicknamed Meathook.
The asymmetrical Meathook galaxy is featured in contrasting views from two telescopes.
Two close spiral galaxies are exerting their distorting gravitational influence on each other.
The first stars may have spun at more than 1 million mph, scientists say.
New evidence for what may have caused an historic supernova explosion has been found by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.