Astronomers may have just caught the first glimpse of the earliest stages of galaxy construction. They've spotted a building site, nicknamed "Sparky," that is a developing galaxy containing a dense core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars.
Planets in our universe start out as microscopic bits of dust. Now, scientists have found out that the Orion Nebula may just be brimming with pebble-sized particles that could jump start planet formation.
Scientists may have just taken one step closer to uncovering the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes our universe. The findings could tell researchers a bit more about how galaxies were first formed.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best view yet of two colliding galaxies that merged when the universe was only half of its current age. The latest image reveals a bit more about how these events occur in our universe.
Astronomers are getting a better look at Neptune's moon, Triton, than ever before. They've created a color global map of the moon using historic footage from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, which first gave scientists a glimpse of the moon in 1989.
Astronomers are learning a bit more about what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy about 11 million light-years away. The giant star explosion sheds a bit more light on how galaxies evolved.
The moon may not be as peaceful as once thought. NASA scientists have found that over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly changed the properties of the soil in the lunar craters through the process of sparking.
Most people know that fluorine can be found in our toothpaste, but did you know about its stellar origins? Scientists have found that fluorine was probably formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our own sun.
Astronomers have managed to view the "Whirlpool Galaxy," Messier 51, with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in a frequency range just above those of commercial FM radio stations.
Drought continues to spread across California. In fact, about 60 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional drought," which is the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. Now, NASA scientists are launching a new satellite that could help farmers and water managers worldwide.
Astronomers have captured a spectacular mosaic of images of NGC 3603, a very bright star cluster famed for having the highest concentration of massive stars that have been discovered in our galaxy thus far.
It turns out that microscopic organisms may just be able to create dripstones in caves. The new findings reveal how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology, and may mean that the same could happen on other planets.