The newly discovered planet called 51 Eridani B is about twice the mass of Jupiter, and orbits a star about 97 light-years from Earth.
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
A new map of the Milky Way has revealed a surprising fact about the stars living in our galaxy -- nearly a third have moved far from their stellar birthplace.
Three supernovae have been found erupting alone in the depths of 'intracluster' space -- a cosmic first.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed Nasty 1.
Astronomers get a first look at the conditions that may have led to the creation of most star clusters.
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
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