Scientists may have discovered a new marker to track the course of the solar cycle--brightpoints.
Our Milky Way galaxy isn't alone. Astronomers have found that it's part of a newly identified and huge supercluster of galaxies, which have been dubbed "Laniakea," which means "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.
Astronomers have captured a spectacular new image with the help of the Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory that reveals a bit more about the future of dark clouds.
Why do sibling stars look alike? Scientists have found that the similarities of stars in the same cluster are the result of turbulent mixing in the clouds of gas where star formation occurs.
Astronomers have caught a glimpse into the very heart of a solar storm. They've taken a close at a space weather storm that engulfed our planet on Jan 21, 2005 after a coronal mass ejection (CME) burst off of the sun and headed toward Earth.
Astronomers may have solved a longstanding controversy when it comes to the Pleiades, a famous star cluster. They've accurately measured the distance from our planet to the star cluster, which may correct models of star formation.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope may have just spotted the remains of a collision between large asteroids. It's found an eruption of dust around a young star with particles that could eventually lead to the formation of planets.
Scientists have taken a closer look at a cosmic impact and have examined the character and distribution of nanodiamonds, one type of material produced during this collision.
For the first time, physicists have directly detected neutrinos created by the "keystone" proton-proton (pp) fusion process occurring at the sun's core. The findings could shed some light on our closest star.
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.