NASA published 'Space Butterfly,' a photo of a nebula from images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope during its primary mission. According to NASA, hundreds of new stars are born in the nebula.
Space March 29, 2019
A team of scientists observed a new way of feeding that might explain how supermassive black holes grow to become so big. In a new paper, they revealed that black holes feed on large amounts of gas around them.
Space January 15, 2019
Researchers used an X-ray signal from a star being ripped apart to study a supermassive black hole. Researchers claim that this is the first time that tidal disruption flare to estimate the speed in which a black hole spins.
Space January 10, 2019
A team of international researchers used data from Kepler and ground-based telescopes to observe the first stages of a dying star. Astronomers hope that SN 2018oh can be used to redefine the rate of the expansion of the universe.
Space December 1, 2018
The binary star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth is the first candidate within the Milky Way Galaxy to produce a gamma-ray burst. Astronomers claimed that the orbiting Wolf-Rayet stars at its core could further fuel the explosion.
Space November 20, 2018
NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.
Space November 5, 2018
The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture the most distant star with the help from a rare cosmic alignment. Scientists have named the newly discovered star Icarus.
Space April 2, 2018
Astronomers have reported an unusual spectacle of a star being eaten by a black hole for more than a decade in defiance of the laws of physics. Their study has called for new research on the Eddington limit of black holes’ luminosity.
Space February 14, 2017
Astronomers propose a new theory to explain the mysterious dimming of the Tabby's star. The dips in brightness may be due to the star devouring a planet about 10,000 years ago.
Space January 13, 2017
Thanks to the ALMA Observatory in Chile, researchers were able to observe the initial stages in the formation of a new solar system. How do protostellar systems form?
Space December 15, 2016
Rice University astronomers have suggested the formation of a planet in a distant star, HD 163296, after spotting dust and gas around its dark rings. Two rings around the star have no dust left while the inner ring has more carbon monoxide than the other two.
Space December 14, 2016
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the Earth completely eclipse the sun just as the moon started to cross the face of the star. The observatory was able to capture the event known as ring of fire eclipse.
Space September 5, 2016
Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe that the two black holes that were detected by LIGO during the gravitational wave event last year originated from a single massive star. Just before it reached the end of its life, it also released the burst of gamma rays that the Fermi Space Telescope detected.
Space February 24, 2016
An international team of researchers witnessed the destruction of an entire star after it was sucked into a supermassive black hole. The celestial event occurred at a galaxy located around 300 million light-years away from the Solar System.
Space November 30, 2015
Scientists devise a new way to measure the mass of stars.
Space October 5, 2015
Mariah Carey has definitely earned her spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as one of the most renowned in the music industry, getting her very own star in August.
July 28, 2015
A rapidly moving clump of what seems like a ball of plasma was spotted through the Chandra Observatory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. According to the astronomers, the accelerating pulsar presented itself as a force blowing a hole through a stellar disk.
Space July 25, 2015
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered new information on a star nicknamed Nasty 1. The behavior of the Wolf-Rayet star has not been seen in the Milky Way before.
Space May 23, 2015
Galaxies die when they can no longer form new stars. Now, scientists revealed that a process known as strangulation stumps star formation in galaxies.
Space May 15, 2015
Scientists reclassify the oldest known nova of 1670 as a stellar explosion. Astronomers suggest that the explosion was so powerful that it was also visible to the naked eye during the initial outburst.
Space March 24, 2015
Hubble Space Telescope takes images of the debris disk that surrounds Beta Pictoris being plowed by a a young planet. Beta Pictoris is a relatively new star, which is about 20 million years old.
Space February 21, 2015
A three dimensional model of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A reveals big bubbles and big cavities in its interior. It also suggest that stars may have exploded differently compared with what scientists believe.
Space February 1, 2015
Researchers have measured the space-time warp produced by the intense gravity exerted by two massive stars that are very close to each other before the binary system's pulsar disappeared.
Space January 10, 2015
Scientists were able to observe and measure the diameter of 55 Cnc e, an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star located 40 light years away, from the Earth using the Nordic Optical Telescope. The super-earth is the smallest planet detected from the ground.
Space December 3, 2014
Astronomers have documented the birth of a new planetary system. In a stunning new image, the scientists offer us a glimpse into the way new planets form around a young star called HL Tau.
Space November 8, 2014
The Milky Way strips its neighboring dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the Laniakea Galactic Supercluster with hydrogen gas and this stunted their ability to form new stars.
Space October 20, 2014
Water vapor exists in the atmosphere of Exoplanet WASP-43b but the planet is marked by extreme weather conditions. Its day side is hot enough it can melt iron and temperature in its night side can drop to comparatively cool.
Space October 12, 2014
For the first time, an international team of astronomers use multiple telescopes to see right into the heart of a star during its nova phase, when it explodes and emits gamma rays.
Geek October 10, 2014
P13, black hole with 15 times less mass than the sun consumes gas from its nearby star equivalent to the mass of the moon every three weeks.
Space October 10, 2014
A stellar flare over 10,000 times more powerful than the biggest solar flare on record was spotted by NASA's Swift satellite, coming from a binary star system 60 light-years away.
Space October 2, 2014
A rare hypervelocity star has been discovered, and it is the second-brightest ever seen. Here is the story of how these strange objects are formed, and how this one was discovered.
Space May 11, 2014
A stellar "sibling" to our own sun has been identified 110 light years away from Earth, in the constellation of Hercules.
Space May 10, 2014
A once-in-a-lifetime event will take place on Thursday - a huge asteroid, named 163 Erigone will blot out a bright star in Leo constellation. Here's what you need to do to see it happen, and contribute to science!
Space March 15, 2014
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