Measuring the age of stars has been a notoriously difficult proposition, but now astronomers can pin down stellar chronology to a better precision than ever.
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.
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading →
The glow of starlight bouncing off interstellar dust grains have been surveyed for the first time, highlighting a possible complication for the search for habitable exoplanets. Continue reading →
The morphology of a baby star's magnetic field is thought to impact the evolution of any planetary system -- and now astronomers have gained an insight to how complex these fields can be. Continue reading →
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