Latest News About Stars and Galaxies
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 unique space wallpaper shows AB7, one of the highest excitation nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs), two satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way.
This space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression of the supergiant star Betelgeuse as it was revealed thanks to different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT).
Some enormous clusters manage to stay young at heart, a new study finds.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spinning and gyrating white dwarf carving some incredible features into the planetary nebula (NGC 5189) it has formed.
The ratio of the mass of a proton to the mass of an electron hasn't changed.
A galaxy that may be farther than any previously seen is shedding light on the earliest years of the universe.
Scientists have solved a befuddling mystery about the X-ray light coming from the sun.
Astronomers have put together an amazing new image of elliptical galaxy Hercules A.
Scientists will report on a population of primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago.
The surprising answers delivered in the streets of Cadiz, Spain and Cologne, Germany led to this informative explanatory video.
A small galaxy named 2MASXI J0224301-244443 ripped through the center of galaxy NGC 922 around 330 million years ago. The collision disrupted clouds of gas and triggered the formation of new stars.
Many binary systems spread across vast distances could host a third star in their center.
This space wallpaper shows a three-colour image of SCR1845-6357AB generated from the SDI filter images (blue=1.575 micron, green=1.600 micron, red=1.625 micron).
This animation depicts the orbit of a giant, super-massive black hole discovered in the compact galaxy NGC 1277. One second represents 22 million years of time in the simulation. Credit: NASA/ESA/Fabian/Remco C. E. van den Bosch of MPIA (animation)
An eruption of matter from a quasar could show how galaxies shed weight.
The massive exoplanet is just 100 light-years from Earth.
This beautiful space wallpaper shows the central parts of the starburst galaxy NGC 1313. The very active state of this galaxy is very evident from the image, showing many star formation regions.
This space wallpaper reveals an almost-true colour composite based on images made with the multi-mode VIMOS instrument on the 8.2-m Melipal (Unit Telescope 3) of ESO's Very Large Telescope.