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.
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.
The Universe may seem like a big, wide-open expanse, but the truth is that most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters, and a neighbor is never far away. However, using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have now imaged in greater detail one unique, but lonely galaxy that is "lost in space."
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.
The brightest galaxy in the Universe has been discovered by scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shining with the infrared light of more than 300 trillion suns, according to a new study.
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.
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 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.
It seems obvious, that the great, vast Universe is 3-D, but now scientists are challenging this assumption, claiming that the Universe is really just a hologram, according to a new study.
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 what may be the largest structure in the entire Universe, according to a new study.
Intense magnetism has been discovered near a supermassive black hole, and scientists hope it can help them better understand these massive inhabitants of the centers of galaxies.
The first ever dark matter map may help to reveal new insights into the cosmos, according to recent research.