A specialist telescope at the ESO's La Silla Observatory has zoomed in on the erupting dirty snowball to resolve stunning detail in Comet ISON's coma and tail. Continue reading →
No, it's not a comedy-sized tankard discarded into orbit by a careless space station astronaut -- it's a beautiful nebula that resembles a giant jug with a handle.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is complete after Europe delivered its final antenna to the 66-dish Chile-based project.
The glow of the star-forming region inside the Cat's Paw Nebula has been captured in stunning detail by a newly commissioned instrument on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, or APEX, telescope.
An infrared survey spots a strange "blue" brown dwarf lurking in our stellar neighborhood. Continue reading →
Giant clumps of newborn stars are stirred amongst clouds of dark dust and glowing gas in this amazing new image of IC 4628, also known as the "Prawn Nebula." Continue reading →
No, our central supermassive black hole hasn't been caught snacking again, the peanut is the shape of the central bulge of our galaxy.
Astronomers have discovered something weird in the Milky Way's galactic bulge -- a population of planetary nebula are all mysteriously pointing in the same direction.
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