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 quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang in this space wallpaper.
This stunning space wallpaper shows the beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3190 with tightly wound arms and a warped shape that makes it resemble a gigantic potato crisp, as seen by ESO's Very Large Telescope.
Fleming 1 is a rare planetary nebula enclosing a binary pair of white dwarf stars (typically these shells of gas surround only one white dwarf). The fast orbit of these stars creates two nearly symmetric jets that make Fleming 1 atypical.
In DC's Action Comics 14, the renowned astrophysicist helps Superman track down his home planet. By looking at the facts of this run of the comic he found a similar real Universe red dwarf solar system that the Man of Steel can call home.
Whether big or small, stars mostly form the same way; stellar gasses accumulating and slowly condensing until a fusion reaction is started. However, stars can die in different way, from super nova explosions to slow, steady decay.
Stars are being born today at just 3 percent the rate of the universe's long-ago peak.
The Centaurus A elliptical galaxy may have swallowed a spiral in its past.
The gorgeous photo depicts the galaxy NGC 3738, which is 12 million light-years from Earth.
A red giant star named BD+ 48 740, consumed a rocky world according to observations made by the 9.2 meter Hobby-Eberly Telescope. High amounts of lithium contained in the red giant tell this tale of planetary destruction.
This space wallpaper shows a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147, the blue ring-shaped galaxy's distinctive look was probably created when the galaxy on the left passed through the galaxy on the right.
Stargazers can catch the constellations of Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Andromeda overhead this week.
NASA's Fermi telescope has detected some of the first light emitted by stars in the early universe.
Ancient supernovas occurred shortly after the universe was born in the Big Bang.
The galaxy's core may have been puffed up by a black hole merger, scientists say.
A pervasive radiation throughout the sky has befuddled scientists.
The huge 9-gigapixel image was snapped by a telescope in Chile.