Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
Astronomers have discovered a star that carried out a stellar hit-and-run 70,000 years ago... and our solar system was the victim.
The Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona is online and giving the world a brand new look into the furthest-most reaches of our universe.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which views the cosmos in infrared light, has taken a fresh look at the beautiful Flame Nebula, revealing some fascinating features that would otherwise remain invisible.
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading →
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