A team of astronomers led by Sergey Koposov and Vasily Belokurov of the University of Cambridge recently discovered two streams of stars in the Southern Galactic hemisphere that were torn off the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy.
Skywatcher Tunc Tezel this summer on the island of Mangaia in the South Pacific take an image of our own Milky Way galaxy, in whcih our galaxy gorgeous shines.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope new image shows globular cluster NGC 1846, a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in the outer halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way that can be seen from the southern hemisphere.
A new image of the Carina nebula reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the bustling stellar nursery.
Astronomers have found the brightest and youngest example yet of a fast-spinning star, suggesting that the extremely luminous versions of these super-dense objects may be far more common than thought.
In visible light, the star-forming cloud catalogued as NGC 281 in the constellation of Cassiopeia appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the “Pacman” nebula after the famous Pac-Man video game of the 1980s.
Amateur astronomers, Bob and Janice Fera shot an impressive photo nebula IC 1805 between September 26 and 27 at the observatory Eagle Ridge, Foresthill, California.
Using data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time cold water vapor enveloping a dusty disk around a young star.
Astronomers have debated for decades as to why blue stragglers don’t show their age. It’s been hypothesized that they must have come across extra hydrogen fuel that helped them burn hotter, but it was uncertain whether they did so by merging with other stars, colliding with victims or stealing hydrogen from companions.