The monster galaxy COSMOS-AzTEC-1 is spitting out stars at an abnormally frenzied pace. Scientists take a closer look using ALMA in Chile, finding that the gas clouds within are startlingly unstable.
Our sun, like other stars in the universe was born in multi-star system and most likely lost its twin along the way.
Astronomers discover a large population of distant dwarf galaxies that belong to an important cosmic period when the universe was between two to six billion years old.
New observations from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) showed massive pillar-like structures within Carina Nebula that destroy clouds of gas and dust responsible for giving birth to new stars.
NASA’s SOFIA observatory has detected collapsing interstellar clouds that are about to become new stars larger than the Sun.
Scientists have glimpsed thousands of galaxies in a distant portion of the universe through a powerful telescope, providing new insights into the “Golden Age” of galaxy formation.
Astronomers discover two distinct types of star in the stellay cluster Terzan 5 that have an age-gap about 7 billion years.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observed water dew drops outside the core of the Spiderweb galaxy.
A small galaxy was being eyed by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope because it produces new stars at a rapid rate.
A new computer simulation suggests that the mass of red giant stars in the milky way galaxy were stripped away during its constant collision with high density clumps four to eight million years ago, making them harder to detect.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope images revealed 2,753 young, blue star clusters in a neighboring galaxy. This sheds light on the formation history of stars in our universe.
ALMA has captured the most detailed images of star formation ever in the distant Universe, providing scientists a unique look at how these balls of gas and dust are created.
It has long been a mystery to astronomers as to how galaxies die and what kills them exactly. Now, a new study has found that most galaxies quite literally strangle to death.
In the beginning, there was only darkness... Then stars began to fill the heavens, lighting our Universe. No matter what your denomination or beliefs, this is one point you likely won't dispute. Astronomers have long been fascinated with the dawn of light, and now, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, they believe they have determined how that beginning ended.