Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
If you like planetary nebulae you may want to put a ring on this one. On second thoughts, it looks like this one's taken; it already has a ring! Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
NGC 1316 has a lot of skeletons in its closet -- literally.
Through a predicted celestial dance, an asteroid drifted in front of a distant star and gave astronomers an unprecedented solar system discovery.
HR 5171A is one of the ten largest stars known to exist in our galaxy, and it's co-joined with a stellar binary partner. Continue reading →
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has resumed its decade-long journey to meet up with the inbound comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which recently re-emerged from behind the sun. Continue reading →
Scorpions can deliver a nasty sting, but in the tail of this cosmic arachnid there's a cluster of glittering jewels: the hundred-or-so stars of the Messier 7 cluster, located 800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpio. Continue reading →
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