The debris from a stellar explosion from 2,200 years ago still shines brightly in x-rays -- even though it shouldn't Continue reading →
If you happened to be falling into a black hole, the last thing on your mind will likely be how pretty the view is. Continue reading →
If you think you're having a bad day, spare a thought for the surviving star in a binary system after its stellar neighbor detonates as a powerful supernova. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
You don't need ballistics tests for this crime scene; only the incredibly powerful jets from a supermassive black hole would have the force and energy to blast holes like this in a cosmic gas cloud.
This ghostly hand reaching out to the stars is actually an exploded, dead star. Continue reading →
Astronomers make the first direct observations of a "missing link" between two stages of neutron star evolution. Continue reading →
It's a case of cosmic whodunit: What happened to all the external stars in M60-UCD1, an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy? They were stolen. Continue reading →
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