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Jul 9, 2014 01:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
Jul 2, 2014 12:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Behind the nebulous beauty of this newly-released portrait of a stellar nursery is a violent battle that will end only one way: The death of Gum 15. Continue reading →
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.
Jun 13, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In an effort to visualize what a future starship may look like, NASA physicist Sonny White and space artist Mark Rademaker have teamed up to create the 'IXS Enterprise.'
Jun 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Red dwarf stars -- the most common stars in the galaxy -- bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows.
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 14, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have long been in the dark about what is happening just beyond the center of the Milky Way -- but with the help Cepheid variable stars, we're beginning to realize that our galaxy's outer disk is mysteriously flared.
May 12, 2014 12:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When two galaxies collide, the mingling interstellar gases are violently turbulent. Turbulence should switch off any star formation, but galactic mergers are known to be fertile grounds for stellar birthing -- what's going on? Continue reading →
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