Analysis of some Hubble Space Telescope images has added to research on how cosmic winds prevent stars from being born, and which areas might produce fewer stars after this.
Sometimes it's not the perfection of the cosmos that makes it beautiful, but its failures. Scientists have discovered that brown dwarfs - the dim and failed stars of our universe - posses some stunningly planet-like characteristics, including breathtaking aurora displays.
Using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found the best evidence yet of a long-sought type of star - the earliest stars.
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.
If a star dies in a vacuum, and no galaxy is around to see it, did it ever truly live? Astronomers can start asking some pretty existential questions, after discovering that three massive stars went supernova while drifting in the vast darkness between galaxies - lonely deaths hundreds of light-years away from any known system.
Type Ia supernovae are some of the most rare and dazzling phenomena in the Universe, and yet astronomers were recently lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one in action. And now, their discovery is shedding light on the mysterious origins of such spectacles, according to a new study.
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.
Well, not yet, but that is the direction that scientists are headed. "Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon," may soon apply not just to typical late-summer days on Earth, but also to planets located outside our solar system, according to a new study.
The farthest known galaxy has recently been captured on camera, giving scientists a glimpse back in time to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age, according to new research.
In a day and age where zombies can be regularly found on TV, the silver screen, and even in video games, it's easy to argue that they are anything but rare. But what about radioactive and howling space zombies? Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, that appears to be exactly what one of NASA's impressive space telescopes has found, the details of which are published in a recent study.
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain what are called "red and dead" members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now new research has discovered that giant cosmic tsunamis can bring these dead galaxies back to life.
Scientists have discovered that "monster stars" lit up the early Universe, shining as bright as 100 million Suns, according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered a gas planet located deep within our galaxy - about 13,000 light-years away - making it one of the most distant planets known, according to new research.
A team of scientists has witnessed the formation of a young star unfurl over the last 18 years, shedding light on the earliest stages of how these massive stars develop, according to a new study.