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Hubble Friday
This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). (2017-07-28)
Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. (2015-06-23)
Baby booms and birth control in space
Stars in galaxies are a bit similar to people: during the first phase of their existence they grow rapidly, after which a stellar birth control occurs in most galaxies. (2007-09-25)
Pan-STARRS finds a 'lost' supernova
Supernova explosions of massive stars are common in spiral galaxies like the Milky Way, where new stars are forming all the time. (2013-03-07)
Colliding galaxies provide clues to star formation in early universe
By comparing computer simulations of a galaxy collision with actual observations, astronomers at the University of Illinois have found discrete star-formation episodes that may help explain the prodigious star-formation rates that occurred in the early universe. (2001-04-30)
Hubble's bright shining lizard star
The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). (2017-04-28)
'Dead' galaxies aren't so dead after all, U-M researchers find
University of Michigan astronomers examined old galaxies and were surprised to discover that they are still making new stars. (2011-05-31)
Stellar fireworks are ablaze in galaxy NGC 4449
Nearly 12.5 million light-years away in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 a veritable stellar (2007-07-03)
Flocculent spiral NGC 2841
The galaxy NGC 2841 -- shown here in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, taken with the space observatory's newest instrument, the Wide Field Camera 3 -- currently has a relatively low star formation rate compared to other spirals. (2011-02-17)
Supernova remnant menagerie
A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. (2005-06-07)
Record: Fastest flashing star
Dutch researcher Steve van Straaten set a record during his doctoral research. (2004-05-07)
Stellar fireworks through Hubble's eyes
Nearly 12.5 million light-years away, in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449, stellar fireworks on display have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. (2007-07-03)
Young, thin and hyperactive: That's what outlier galaxies look like
A new theory offers an explanation of outliers galaxies in the Galaxy Main Sequence related to an in situ (internal) process of galaxy evolution. (2016-12-13)
Magnetic fields crucial to star formation, astronomer says
Observations by a University of Illinois astronomer have shown that magnetic fields are a critical component controlling when and how stars form. (1999-09-07)
Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters
An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious (2006-01-10)
Hubble sees the graceful dance of 2 interacting galaxies
Two galaxies perform an intricate dance in this new Hubble Space Telescope image. (2007-10-30)
Baby stars born to 'napping' parents
Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young star's long (2011-03-09)
Star making peaked five billion years ago; expect darkness
The universe reached the climax of its star-building activity five billion years ago - much earlier than previously thought - according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Edinburgh. (2004-04-07)
Galaxies are running out of gas
The Universe forms fewer stars than it used to, and a CSIRO study has now shown why -- compared to the past, galaxies today have less gas from which to make stars. (2011-08-22)
Birth of a star quartet
An international team of researchers has discovered something extraordinary in space: a new star system forming from parts of a filamentary gas cloud. (2015-02-11)
'Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system
New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system. (2018-03-19)
OU-led team discovers rare, newborn tri-star system using ALMA
A rare triple-star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure has been discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team. (2016-10-26)
XMM-Newton reveals X-rays from gas streams around young stars
XMM-Newton has surveyed nearly 200 stars under formation to reveal, contrary to expectations, how streams of matter fall onto the young stars' magnetic atmospheres and radiate X-rays. (2007-05-31)
Astrophysicists discover massive forming galaxies
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist, in collaboration with international researchers, has found evidence for the synchronous formation of massive, luminous elliptical galaxies in young galaxy clusters. (2003-09-17)
The star factory: observing Arp 220
Using the Herschel Space Observatory, Wilson's group has found Arp 220 to have large amounts of very warm molecular hydrogen gas, a surprising find that implies molecular hydrogen is the dominant coolant in the high-temperature gas. (2012-02-18)
In a first, astronomers catch a multiple star system in the process of forming
This finding supports model predictions about how two- and three-star systems form by University of Massachusetts Amherst astrophysicist Stella Offner. (2015-02-11)
Explosive growth of young star
A star is formed when a large cloud of gas and dust condenses and eventually becomes so dense that it collapses into a ball of gas, where the pressure heats the matter, creating a glowing gas ball -- a star is born. (2013-12-04)
Hubble probes interior of Tarantula Nebula
Like lifting a giant veil, the near-infrared vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula. (2014-01-09)
The birth of massive stars is accompanied by strong luminosity bursts
'How do massive stars form?' is one of the fundamental questions in modern astrophysics, because these massive stars govern the energy budget of their host galaxies. (2016-11-07)
Large water reservoirs at the dawn of stellar birth
ESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapor to fill Earth's oceans more than 2,000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new sun-like star. (2012-10-09)
Globular clusters tell tale of star formation in nearby galaxy metropolis
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has identified thousands of more than 5 billion year-old globular clusters in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. (2008-08-05)
ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. (2019-03-13)
First interstellar immigrant discovered in the solar system
A new study has discovered the first known permanent immigrant to our solar system. (2018-05-21)
Colliding Galaxies Trigger Stellar Births, Astronomers Say
By comparing high-resolution, multi-wavelength observations with advanced computer simulations, astronomers at the University of Illinois are obtaining a clearer understanding of how stars form when galaxies collide. (1998-02-06)
The cosmic Christmas ghost
Just like Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol takes us on a journey into past, present and future in the time of only one Christmas Eve, two of ESO's telescopes captured various stages in the life of a star in a single image. (2005-12-23)
Research reveals the real cause of death for some starburst galaxies
Gregory Rudnick and a team of fellow astronomers have solved the mystery of why compact, young galaxies become galactic ruins. (2014-11-13)
Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe
By combining the observing powers of ESA's Herschel space observatory and the ground-based Keck telescopes, astronomers have characterized hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies, revealing extraordinary high star-formation rates across the history of the Universe. (2012-12-04)
Hubble photographs grand spiral galaxy Messier 81
The sharpest image ever taken of the large (2007-05-29)
Close-up view of galaxies prompts re-think on star formation
Astronomers have identified for the first time one of the key components of many stars, a study suggests. (2015-11-10)
Hubble studies sequences of star formation in neighbouring galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the iridescent tapestry of star birth in a neighbouring galaxy in this panoramic view of glowing gas, dark dust clouds, and young, hot stars. (2004-07-01)
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