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“Stellar Phenomena”

May 5, 2015 08:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
May 4, 2015 11:59 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
Apr 29, 2015 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have zoomed into an X-ray emission region immediately surrounding our galaxy's supermassive black hole and stumbled on a mysterious place where stars go to die.
Apr 10, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
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.
Mar 19, 2015 07:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Mar 10, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Feb 23, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
Feb 17, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
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