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Scientists Just Discovered 39 'Invisible' Galaxies
These ancient galaxies, known as H-dropouts, defy our current understanding of the early universe.
Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black hole.
Massive Telescope Will Be Upgraded to Study the Nearest Exoplanets to Earth
Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
This Double Star System Could Explode Next Week, or in Ten Thousand Years
A deeper look at Eta Carinae.
Watch This White Dwarf Mercilessly Wail On Its Red Dwarf Friend
“We realised we were seeing something extraordinary the more we progressed with our observations.”
Check Out These Images of Jupiter’s Glowing Cloud Layers
The new images give us a sneak peek at what Juno will witness as it orbits the gas giant.
Astronomers Find the Most Massive Overlapping Star System Ever
Some like it hot. As in “40,000 degrees Celsius” hot.
Astronomers Detect Speeding Mystery Waves in the Debris Disc of a Nearby Star
Based on current knowledge, they're unexplainable.
This Young Star Is a Window Into the Sun’s Past
Astronomers glimpse the innermost region of a developing star.
Astronomers Capture the Birth of the Universe’s First ‘Normal’ Galaxies
“For the first time we are seeing early galaxies not merely as tiny blobs, but as objects with internal structure!”
The Medusa Nebula Is a Spectacular Final Breath for a Dying Star
A technicolor funeral.
Bask in the Explosive Brilliance of the Fried Egg Nebula
There's a curious breed of person who wanders the world's beaches and mini-malls, in all of their leathery, charred glory: the tanning addict. No matter how many hours they bake, basted in oil, the Sun simply isn't strong enough for them. Luckily...