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.
A star in the process of being gobbled by a black hole is letting of dying screams.
The photo is the most detailed ever taken of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187.
The results have implications for how astronomers understand the evolution of galaxies.
A weird pulsar appeared to "hiccup," causing its rotation to speed up.
Astronomers found four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than four hours.
The galaxy, which looks a lot like our own Milky Way, is about 10.7 billion years old.
The protostar is located 1,300 light-years away in a busy nebula in the constellation of Orion.
Dark galaxies are small, gas-rich objects from the early universe.
This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows a ghostly "ring" of dark matter in the galaxy cluster Cl 0024+17 in this stunning space wallpaper.
In this space wallpaper, using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered a stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies.
Resembling a Fourth of July skyrocket, Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen in this cool space wallpaper.
This very detailed space wallpaper from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born in the star-forming region NGC 6729.
The galaxy cluster is located 10 billion light-years away.
The survey will accurately catalog many faint stars for the first time.
The very first stars would have behaved differently because of dark matter.
The spectacular scene was captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.
Our home in space is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center.