New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
The Icarus Interstellar 'Firefly' starship concept could use novel nuclear fusion techniques to power its way to Alpha Centauri within 100 years (guest article)
By watching how an exoplanet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris interacts with circumstellar dust, astronomers are beginning to understand how to look for the dusty fingerprints of hidden alien worlds. Continue reading →
Our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but that doesn't mean there won't be fireworks.
The supernova remnant is located over 150,000 light-years away in the satellite dwarf galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The very first stars in the universe need to reset their birthday clocks.
A new three dimensional model of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant provides insights into how these massive explosions occur.
This mesmerizing observation by the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 7714 in a state of turmoil.
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