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Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Nov 4, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Jason Major
It's often said where there's smoke, there's fire -- but the only fire here is the reddish glow from vast clouds of ionized hydrogen, set alight by the powerful UV radiation pouring out of nearby hot young stars. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
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.
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
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.
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Aug 20, 2014 06:01 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 21, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 7, 2014 04:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
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