The Very Large Telescope gives astronomers glimpse at gases around young stars.
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.
The twinkling night sky is not just pretty to look at — it also carries the secrets of distant suns.
Astronomers have found the least luminous galaxy known, but it's massive. The reason: It's loaded with invisible matter.
Eight-legged animals survived exposure to the harsh environment of space, supporting the idea that simple life forms could travel between planets.
Astronomers have taken what may the first picture of a planet orbiting around another star similar to the sun.