An astronomy team recently looked at a "tidal disruption" that involved a black hole ripping up a star. They measured the spectrum of X-rays that resulted from this large space event.
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.
Complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, have been discovered in an infant star system for the first time, according to new research.
Astronomers have discovered the fastest star ever known, dubbed US 708, hurtling through the galaxy after a massive supernova ejected it into space, and now it appears to be moving so fast that it is being flung out of the Milky Way altogether.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of the debris disk encircling Beta Pictoris, a 20-million-year-old star.
Scientists have discovered the closest flyby ever of an alien star, which passed within a light-year of the Sun some 70,000 years ago and nearly invaded our solar system.
An entire family of Pluto-sized protoplanets may be swarming around a young star known as HD 107146, an adolescent version of our own Sun, a new study says.
Astronomers using a ground-based telescope for the first time have detected a "super-Earth" transit, a breakthrough that may lead the hunt for habitable exoplanets in the coming years, according to a new study.
NASA's Swift satellite recently observed one of the most intense and longest-lasting sequences of stellar flares ever seen coming from a red dwarf star. Experts are even reporting that the series of eruptions were up to 10,000 times more powerful than the strongest of our Sun's recorded solar flares.
Things are stirring up around a T Tauri star, the infant equivalent of our own Sun, as astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around the small solar system.
A team of astronomers has identified an Earth-sized "diamond" in space, or possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected.
Have you ever ordered a dinner for two... for just yourself? Apparently, the growing star Kepler-56 is doing just that. Astronomers have determined that Kepler-56 will be swallowing two of its orbiting planets whole as it becomes a red giant.