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A cosmic sackful of black coal
The Coalsack Nebula is located about 600 light-years away in the constellation of Crux. This huge, dusky object forms a conspicuous silhouette against the bright, starry band of the Milky Way and for this reason the nebula has been known to people in the southern hemisphere for as long as our species has existed. (2015-10-14)

Giant galaxy is still growing
Astronomers expect that galaxies grow by swallowing smaller galaxies. (2015-06-25)

A bubbly cosmic celebration
This new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile shows a spectacular red cloud of glowing hydrogen gas behind a collection of blue foreground stars. (2015-05-27)

The dreadful beauty of Medusa
This beautiful planetary nebula is named after a dreadful creature from Greek mythology -- the Gorgon Medusa. (2015-05-20)

H.E.S.S. finds three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources
Wits scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes that have again demonstrated its excellent capabilities in searching for high-energy gamma rays. (2015-01-26)

Triangulum galaxy snapped by VST
Messier 33, otherwise known as NGC 598, is located about three million light-years away in the small northern constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle). (2014-08-07)

Research finds numerous unknown jets from young stars and planetary nebulae
For many years astronomers have known that young 'protostars' drive supersonic jets of gas from their north and south poles. However, this is the first time that so many of them have been detected at once. (2014-07-31)

Glow in Space is Evidence of A Hot Bubble in Our Galaxy
When we look up to the heavens on a clear night, we see an immense dark sky with uncountable stars. (2014-07-28)

Astronomers Bring The Third Dimension To A Doomed Star's Outburst
In the middle of the 19th century, the massive binary system Eta Carinae underwent an eruption that ejected at least 10 times the sun's mass and made it the second-brightest star in the sky. (2014-07-09)

Chance meeting creates celestial diamond ring
Most stars with masses similar to that of our Sun will end their lives as white dwarfs - small, very dense, and hot bodies that slowly cool down over billions of years. (2014-04-09)



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