If you can't wait for the next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise, two new books are sure to satisfy your longing for a galaxy far, far away.
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.
Three exoplanets are in the process of being born around a young star that's not too far from the sun, two new studies report.
Violent collisions between two galaxies of equal sizes are more likely to power up both of the supermassive black holes at the galactic centers.
Diamond dust is responsible for a mysterious glow emanating from certain regions of the Milky Way galaxy, a new study reports.
The United States Postal Service now offers a passport to visit space exploration history. The USPS's "Postal Passport to the Galaxy" promises its holder "a journey through space in stamps."
The new novel "Adrift" catapults the classic castaway tale into the farthest reaches of outer space.
The misshapen galaxy NGC 3256, the product of a long-ago merger between two spiral galaxies, shines in a newly released photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers have captured a striking new image of the Tarantula Nebula that highlights its abundance of stars and stunning luminosity.
Two nearby supernovae that exploded about 2.5 and eight million years ago could have resulted in a staggered depletion of Earth's ozone layer, leading to a variety of repercussions for life on Earth.
The Running Man Nebula, also known as NGC 1977, vaguely resembles a colorful space ghost sprinting through the stars in the Orion constellation.
Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang, according to new observations.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning new view of the surviving companion of a supernova that exploded 17 years ago.