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.
Supermassive black holes are the source of many galactic outbursts in the Universe, according to new research that helped solve a longstanding mystery.
Can stars produce sound? Well, a chance discovery has revealed that they just may be able to, though us mere humans can't hear it.
More than a million young stars are forming in a mysterious hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy not too far away from our own, according to new research.
Our own Milky Way galaxy harbors thousands of potentially habitable planets, telling scientists that in the search for life not on Earth, they should be looking a little closer to home.
A team of scientists has discovered cosmic discs of dust and gas at the center of the Milky Way galaxy that can quite literally stand the heat - that is, heat emanating from millions of large, hot stars that should otherwise destroy such discs.
Ever look up at the stars and wish you could see all the brilliant displays they have to offer for yourself? Yes, we have powerful telescopes, but even they cannot see into the furthest reaches of the Universe. Luckily, astronomers are finding that on rare occasions, the Universe itself provides.
Apparently proper hygiene is a bit different for growing galaxies, as a long "shower" could be a very bad thing. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope have revealed a young galaxy cluster that is riddled with holes. Research now reveals that it's growth was stunted by its very own black hole after unusual cosmic precipitation halted an important cycle.
Growing up with two parents is hard enough, but four? Researchers discovered a massive exoplanet that was raised by four parent stars, shedding light on these types of complicated and largely unstudied solar systems.
According to researchers, the Universe should be brighter than it actually is, and now they are just beginning the figure out why that's not the case.
Researchers have discovered that soon after the Big Bang, some of the first galaxies may have been in a rush to make stars. That's at least the case for A1689-zD1, an ancient galaxy that's an incredibly long way from Earth - so far away that we are seeing it from when the Universe was a mere 700 million years old.
Scientists may have finally solved the mysterious origin of matter in the Universe, something that had puzzled physicists for many years, according to a new study.
In a first, this week an international team of astronomers reported watching the birth of a multiple-star system in action, shedding light on the mysterious beginnings of star and planet formation.
A pair of white dwarf stars located deep inside the planetary nebula Henize 2-428 are slowly moving closer and closer towards each other, destined to collide in a catastrophic supernova explosion.