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Feb 23, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
Feb 9, 2015 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a stellar rarity deep inside an oddly-shaped nebula -- two white dwarf stars on the verge of a cataclysmic merging event.
Jan 28, 2015 03:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hiding deep inside the Gum Nebula, some 1,300 light-years from Earth, are a collection of mysterious objects that look like comets -- but they're certainly NOT comets.
Jan 19, 2015 07:03 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
20 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope showed the world what has become one of the most famous images of our time -- here it is again, in glorious high-definition.
Dec 19, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Nov 30, 2014 03:48 PM ET // Nina Sen, Space.com Contributor
The photos capture Mars passing below two objects known as the Lagoon and Trifid nebulas, both in the constellation Sagittarius.
Nov 10, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to the Oyster Nebula, a lumpy cloud of plasma with a pulsating pearl in its core. 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 →
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