The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new image of the multiple star system, XZ Tauri, its neighbor and nearby stellar objects. The new picture reveals XZ Tauri blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space.
Astronomers have officially captured the best image to date of planet formation around an infant star.
Scientists have made the most accurate study so far of a cocoon of gas and dust surrounding a triple star system. Using complementary observations from multiple instruments, the researchers have identified the complex dynamics at work within the system, called GG Tau.
Scientists may have found out how Vesta became shaped like it is. Using computer models to simulate collisions on Vesta, scientists have found out how Vesta may have gotten the deep grooves that encircle its midsection.
Astronomers may have found out exactly what a certain thin, bizarre object at the center of our galaxy might be. They've discovered that this object isn't a hydrogen gas cloud, but may instead be a pair of binary stars that is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC's Sky at Night magazine hold a contest each year for the most amazing astronomy photos.
Scientists have spotted exozodiacal light with the help of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI).
After the catastrophic failure of the Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Wallops Incident Response Team have completed an initial assessment.
Scientists may have uncovered some startling new information about dark matter and dark energy. They've discovered hints that dark matter is slowly being swallowed by dark energy that grows as it interacts with dark matter
Scientists have now found evidence that our Earth's oceans were created not when asteroids slammed into the planet, but far earlier.
A newly discovered planet apparently won't stick to a schedule. Astronomers have spotted a low-mass, low-density planet that's so inconsistent that automated computer algorithms have trouble picking it up as they search for stellar light curves.