Lithium has been detected in stellar material blasting away from an exploding star, possibly revealing the source of the basic element in young stars, thereby solving a mystery that has perplexed astronomers for decades.
A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, researchers say.
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
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.'
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.
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.
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