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.
20 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope showed the world what has become one of the most famous images of our time -- here it is again, in glorious high-definition.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which views the cosmos in infrared light, has taken a fresh look at the beautiful Flame Nebula, revealing some fascinating features that would otherwise remain invisible.
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
The morphology of a baby star's magnetic field is thought to impact the evolution of any planetary system -- and now astronomers have gained an insight to how complex these fields can be. Continue reading →
As galaxies mature, they stop forming stars -- but why? Now astronomers are hot on the trail of finding the culprit. Continue reading →
A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Some young sun-like stars generate an odd infrared signal that is likely caused by interactions with neighboring stars, producing powerful stellar winds. Continue reading →
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