Astronomers make the first direct observations of a "missing link" between two stages of neutron star evolution. Continue reading →
About 5 billion years from now, our sun will look like the glowing remains of sun-like star in the constellation Cygnus. Continue reading →
As anyone with kids knows, baby humans have a tendency to throw stuff around -- and baby stars are no different. Continue reading →
The Hubble Space Telescope has probed deep into a dense cloud of gas and dust to reveal the light of a stellar birthing.
How early in our Universe's evolution did planets begin to form? By looking at a galaxy 11 billion light-years away, astronomers think they might have a clue. Continue reading →
With sensitive radio observations, astronomers in Australia have now peered into the birthplace of two galaxy groups from a time when the Universe was a fourth of its present age. Continue reading →
Ever tried to comprehend the magnitude of the cosmos and some of its most energetic processes? If so, the X-ray halo around the merging galaxies known as NGC 6240 may just blow your mind. Continue reading →
Earth and its sibling worlds comprise what appears to be a relatively rare breed in a diverse cosmic zoo.
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