A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
Astronomers have detected an exoplanet's visible-light spectrum directly for the first time ever, a milestone that could help bring many other alien worlds into clearer focus down the road.
A new study carried out by the ESO's Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself. Continue reading →
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