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Photographer Justin Ng (Facebook.com/justinngphoto) captured the cones of Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Mount Batok during sunset and into the night. Lava smoke, long exposure stars, and a passing dust storm spice the scene.
Stargazers will be able to see a clear view of the Orion and Canis Major Constellations this month, and the many bright stars they contain.
Radio waves have been found from the coolest brown dwarf source yet, a failed star in the constellation Leo.
Swirling gas around black holes provides the key.
This amazing space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the material around a recently exploded star, known as Supernova 1987A (or SN 1987A).
160,000 light years from Earth, the region of hurried massive star growth and supernovas called DL50 is radiating x-rays 20x faster than a typical such structure. Chandra X-Ray Observatory scientists are looking to find out why.
In this space wallpaper, the bright core of the Tarantula Nebula with the cluster of hot stars. Note also the wisps of luminous gas extending as "legs" from the central area - this is how the nebula got its creepy name.
Astronomers think they know why a dense gas cloud near the Milky Way's center is producing so few stars.
The huge instrument is making good progress toward a planned 2018 launch, NASA officials say.
The clump of quasars stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.
This composite space wallpaper shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy.
NGC 6872 is more than five times wider than our own Milky Way.
A new estimate puts our galaxy's mass at 500 trillion to 1 quadrillion times that of the sun.
The structure is more than 300 light-years long but just 1 or 2 light-years wide.
The spectacular outburst is 10 times brighter than the biggest supernova.
Astronomers have spotted comets in six more alien star systems, bringing the tally to 10.
A new study suggests planets are extremely common throughout the galaxy.
Baby planets pull gas and dust toward their parent star, helping young suns to continue in their evolution.