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.
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy recently spit out the largest X-ray flare ever seen in that region.
For the first time, the mass of a binary pulsar pair has been precisely measured, but it was a race against time before the extreme gravitational warping of spacetime caused one of the dense objects to blip out of view.
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.
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