In a series of images that look as if they've been pulled from a science fiction movie, four powerful lasers blast from the dome of the Very Large Telescope at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.
An unprecedented observation of a dusty disk surrounding an old star has led to speculation that dying stars could give rise to a second generation of planets.
Galaxies are known to contain stars, planets gas and dust, but one particular nearby dwarf galaxy is notable for lacking the latter -- it's astonishingly dust-free.
Deep inside the Tarantula Nebula, some 160,000 light-years from Earth, live a pair of very strange stars.
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
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.'
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