Scientists may have discovered the most luminous galaxy in the universe.
A forming planetary system has been seen for the first time. The researchers have discovered that circular gaps in a disk of dust and gas swirling around the young star, HL Tau, are actually made by forming planets.
Scientists have officially discovered the farthest galaxy from Earth. They've found a galaxy at a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.
Scientists may have solved a long-standing puzzle regarding the nature of disk galaxies.
Scientists have discovered that "comatose" galaxies can be resurrected. If clusters of galaxies merge, a cosmic tsunami can drive the birth of a new generation of stars.
Astronomers have spotted 11 runaway galaxies that have been flung from their original homes to wander through space.
Giant galaxies may actually die from the inside out. Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago.
Earth's sun apparently came late to the Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers may have discovered baby galaxy clusters in our distant universe that could reveal a bit more about galaxy evolution and the role played by dark matter in shaping these clusters.
The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) has captured a spectacular, detailed image of one of the most fascinating regions of the universe. It's taken a picture of an area where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding with one another.
While some galaxies are veritable star nurseries, others went barren years ago. Yet what causes some galaxies to produce new stars while others go silent? That's a good question and now, astronomers may have found the answer.
Astronomers have made a somewhat unusual finding. They've found a galaxy that looks old, but exists in a young universe. The findings reveal a bit more about galaxy formation and tell them a bit more about the early universe.