Astronomers have captured a stunning image of a star cluster with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the telescope at La Silla. The new picture reveals the cluster and the glowing gas clouds surrounding it against the starry backdrop of space.
Stargazers could see the first-ever Camelopardalid meteor shower as Earth passes through debris left behind by Comet 2009P/LINEAR.
NASA has released a spectacular new computer simulation that shows off one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole.
Astronomers may have discovered just how magnetars form. These exotic forms of neutrons stars may just form through the interactions of two massive stars.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has shed a bit of light on how star clusters are born.
Astronomers have used the galaxy's biggest telescope to make the most precise measurement yet of a distant, spinning star. The new measurement is about one million times more precise than the previous calculations.
Astronomers may have just solved the mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby star systems. Scientists have managed to create the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one of the first stars discovered to have planets.
NASA has announced that there will be five significant cosmic events occurring in outer space this week that include stars and planets, which should keep sky-watchers entertained from February 3rd until February 8th.
Astronomers have discovered a surprising new class of "hypervelocity stars" that move fast enough to escape the gravitational grip of the Milky Way galaxy.
A celestial object may challenge traditional understandings about how planets and stars form. Astrophysicists have discovered an object that defies traditional categories of what is and is not a planet, showing that defining something isn't as easy as you might think.
Could there be storms on stars? New research shows that there is. Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered swirling, stormy clouds on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs.
Scientists have made a new discovery using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). They've found a previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars. The new discovery gives strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.