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Jun 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.
May 22, 2014 01:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered the darkest cloud of interstellar dust and gas ever seen; it is so dense that even background infrared radiation is blocked, casting an ominous interstellar shadow. Continue reading →
May 7, 2014 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
We thought we had star formation mechanisms pinned down, but according to new observations of two star clusters, it seems our understanding of how stars are born is less than stellar. Continue reading →
Apr 28, 2014 02:14 PM ET // Jason Major
Energy from newborn stars blasts out into space, illuminating the shrouds of material they were born in, as a new image shows. Continue reading →
Feb 27, 2014 11:39 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear 'red and dead.'
Feb 21, 2014 01:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Feb 19, 2014 09:24 PM ET // Jason Major
Scorpions can deliver a nasty sting, but in the tail of this cosmic arachnid there's a cluster of glittering jewels: the hundred-or-so stars of the Messier 7 cluster, located 800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpio. Continue reading →
Jan 8, 2014 02:59 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Dust. It's a nuisance. It's dirty. It makes you have to clean your house. And without it, we wouldn't even be here. That's why astronomers are so happy to find a whole lot of dust with a state-of-the-art radio telescope. Continue reading →
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