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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.
This space wallpaper is a schematic representing how light from a distant galaxy is distorted by the gravitational effects of a nearer foreground galaxy known as Einstein rings.
Schmidt discusses quasars, their impact on astronomy and the anniversary of his seminal find.
The Keck Observatory will be looking for more donations to counteract a freeze on federal grant spending.
Astronomers still lack a basic understanding of how these incredibly bright objects work.
This spectacular space wallpaper is a map of a section of the Universe showing the positions of thousands of galaxies that were measured as part of the VIPERS survey with ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
This space wallpaper combines Hubble observations of M 106 with additional information captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. Gendler combined Hubble data with his own observations to produce this stunning color image.
Skywatcher P-M Heden of The World at Night snapped this beautiful image of a family stargazing in September 2012.
This space wallpaper shows a deep-field image of what is known as a supercluster of galaxies — a giant group of galaxy clusters which are themselves clustered together.
This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black hole in the quasar SDSS J1106+1939 in this cool space wallpaper.
White dwarfs have magnetic fields many thousands of times stronger than any on Earth.
This cool space wallpaper from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbor, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86.
This space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the disc of gas and cosmic dust around the young star HD 142527.
The blinking star Algol is actually a pair of eclipsing stars.
The warped leftovers of an exploded star could be hiding what is possibly the youngest black hole in our galaxy.
Giant black holes are famous for their appetites, but these matter-munching monsters are even greedier than scientists had thought.
Hypervelocity stars similar to our sun could shed light on star formation in the dust-shrouded center of the Milky Way.
Some stars are ticking time bombs on their way to becoming supernovas.
This gorgeous pink galaxy hides a gorging black hole.