A black hole is eating a star faster than scientists had thought was possible, and it's unleashing unusually bright X-ray signals that may help scientists understand a group of weird, superbright objects in deep space.
A spectacular new photo shows a cluster of stars whose brightest objects form a triangle that has been likened to a flock of ducks in flight.
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Astronomers have gotten an unprecedented look into two beautiful stellar nurseries, revealing a dramatic display of glowing gases and some of the most massive -- and violent -- stars in the Milky Way. Continue reading →
In 2011, astronomers were getting excited for what promised to be a spectacular cosmic event. Sadly, it looks like it's turned out to be a galactic damp squib. Continue reading →
One of the most enduring mysteries behind the dynamics of supermassive black holes, and their impacts on galactic evolution, has been uncovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Continue reading →
Behind the nebulous beauty of this newly-released portrait of a stellar nursery is a violent battle that will end only one way: The death of Gum 15. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
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