See just how well Hubble is doing after 25 years in orbit.
The butterfly shape is created by the stellar ballet of the two sun-like stars at the end of their lives.
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
After poring over the details of the most perfect Einstein Ring imaged to date, ALMA astronomers have discovered that this distant galaxy is a frenzy of star formation.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
By studying ancient molecular clouds in our galaxy, astronomers have revealed that the universe's reservoir of water likely appeared much earlier than thought -- only a billion years after the Big Bang.
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