Latest News for Stars and Galaxies Archive
02 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
One of the least likely places you might think astronomers would learn about ancient supernovae is at the bottom of the ocean but scientists have done just that -- also dredging up a mystery.
28 January 2015, 06:20 PM ET
The stars and constellations seen from Mars would be similar to those seen from Earth, but the Red Planet's two moons would be quite a sight for Martian explorers.
20 January 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Scientists saw repeating pulses from a quasar — a bright galactic core powered by at least one huge black hole — and say the light is likely being generated during the latter stages of a monster black hole collision.
16 January 2015, 12:46 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows a swirling starscape above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Also, if you look very closely, you can see not one, but three horizontal trails from three separate planes, moving from left to right in the sky.
07 January 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The Lynds Dark Nebula 483 (LDN 483), located 700 light-years away in the constellation Serpens, blocks hundreds of background stars from the view of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile.
05 January 2015, 06:43 PM ET
In the largest image taken of the galaxy by the space telescope, stars and thousands of star clusters can be seen "embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc." The image encompasses over 40,000 light years.
05 January 2015, 05:48 PM ET
Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) are developing a 'clock' to decipher stellar age from their spin.
17 December 2014, 11:35 PM ET
The smoky black silhouette in this gorgeous space wallpaper is part of a large, sparse cloud of partially ionized hydrogen — an HII region — known as Gum 15.
16 December 2014, 11:45 PM ET
This stunning dream like space wallpaper of the La Silla sunset was released Dec. 8, 2014.
16 December 2014, 09:41 PM ET
Learn how stars form, how stars and constellations are named, what happens when stars like our sun evolve, and ultimately, die.
15 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The new image shows "ultra-luminous X-ray sources" (ULXs) studding the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, which are grazing each other about 130 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Canis Major.
11 December 2014, 12:47 PM ET
The signal, spotted in the Perseus galaxy cluster and the Andromeda galaxy, corresponds to no known particle or atom and thus may have been produced by dark matter.
10 December 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Just in time for the festive period, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a dazzling image of a globular star cluster filled with stellar glitter.
09 December 2014, 10:56 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
19 November 2014, 10:09 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
19 November 2014, 12:30 AM ET
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking space wallpaper of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects.
18 November 2014, 06:38 AM ET
The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests.
17 November 2014, 10:49 PM ET
This space wallpaper beautifully captures the zodiacal light, a triangular glow seen best in night skies free of overpowering moonlight and light pollution.
13 November 2014, 08:39 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows extensive dust and small clumps of star formation in part of the Taurus star formation region.
12 November 2014, 12:32 PM ET
The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may behave more like wavy fluids than solid particles, helping to explain the shapes of galaxies, a new study suggests.
11 November 2014, 10:28 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows how the effect of gravitational lensing around a normal galaxy focuses the light coming from a very distant star-forming galaxy merger to created a distorted, but brighter view.
10 November 2014, 11:19 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows Beta Pictoris, located about 60 light-years away towards the constellation of Pictor (the Painter's Easel) and is one of the best-known examples of a star surrounded by a dusty debris disc.
06 November 2014, 02:01 PM ET
As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies, an unexpected discovery made in a new study using NASA rockets. These stars could help solve mysteries regarding missing light and particles.
05 November 2014, 12:57 AM ET
In this dizzying space wallpaper, we see a crowded night sky filled with star trails, a result of the camera's long exposure time. The starlight is reflected back at numerous different angles toward the camera from the giant parabolic dish.
03 November 2014, 11:14 PM ET
This space wallpaper from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68.
31 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the dust and gas around the double star system GG Tauri-A.
29 October 2014, 10:29 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows the sky around the young multiple star system GG Tauri, which appears very close to the centre of this picture.
29 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The photo, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light, shows a burst of starbirth in the galaxy NGC 1291, which lies 33 million light-years from Earth and is about 12 billion years old.
28 October 2014, 10:43 PM ET
A solitary laser beam cuts through the night sky in this space wallpaper.
28 October 2014, 01:48 AM ET
How many stars can you see at night? Right now people all over the world are being asked to go out and count them!
27 October 2014, 11:17 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris.
21 October 2014, 10:01 PM ET
This space wallpaper of Abell 2744 is the first to come from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme.
21 October 2014, 12:13 AM ET
This space wallpaper depicts the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe.
16 October 2014, 12:35 AM ET
This vivid space wallpaper resembles an abstract painting, or perhaps a contemporary stained-glass window. But it is actually an unusual view of a galaxy taken with the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
14 October 2014, 11:51 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, sitting atop Cerro Paranal high above the Atacama Desert in Chile, two of the Very Large Telescope's Unit Telescopes quietly bask in the starlight, observing the Milky Way as it arches over ESO's Paranal Observatory.