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.
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.