Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — and, potentially, planets — are forming just two light-years away from the colossal giant.
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
A ring-like filament of stars wrapping around the Milky Way may actually belong to the galaxy itself, rippling above and below the relatively flat galactic plane, making it far bigger than previously thought.
New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
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.
Astronomers studying an otherwise 'boring' galaxy over a billion light-years from Earth have been surprised to see a powerful storm erupt from its core.
This mesmerizing observation by the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 7714 in a state of turmoil.
Hiding deep inside the Gum Nebula, some 1,300 light-years from Earth, are a collection of mysterious objects that look like comets -- but they're certainly NOT comets.
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