A University of Sydney student has discovered that the dust around CW Leo, also known as IRC+10216, had astronomers fooled for many years, where they mistakenly interpreted the surrounding dust as the star system's structural elements.
What kind of stars will form rocky planets? Astronomers have taken a closer look to find patterns and features that indicate what types of planets are likely to form around different kinds of stars.
A team of astronomers have spotted several monstrous baby galaxies with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). These galaxies are in the midst of high levels of dark matter and they are approximately 11.5 billion light-years away.
It turns out that half of Kepler's exoplanet candidates may be false positives. New research reveals that 52.3 percent of the found exoplanets were actually eclipsing binaries, while 2.3 percent were brown dwarfs.
A newly discovered exoplanet is sitting an unusual distance from its star-16 times farther than Pluto is from the sun.
NASA's Cassini research team has made a watery discovery on Saturn's sixth largest moon.
Researchers are using NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft to measure carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide gases gas emissions that are released from comets.
The comet Catalina has been spotted with both of its tails and is expected to make several appearances in the predawn sky for a few days.
Researchers have spotted a young elliptical galaxy with NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope. The elliptical galaxy was identified as NGC 3610, which 80 million light years away.
Planetary nebulae may have just gotten a more meaningful physical presence.
Asteroid 2015 VY105 was seen over the Pacific Ocean earlier this week by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.