A dense cloud of gas that astronomers are calling a 'cosmic dinosaur egg' appears to be on the cusp of birthing millions of stars. This may be the youngest example of an object called a globular cluster.
An infrared image reveals clouds of dust swaddling the stars of the Seven Sisters cluster, also known as the Pleiades. The cluster, located some 400 light-years away, formed about 100 million years ago. It contains thousands of stars but gets its name from seven of its brightest members.
Massive outburst in neighbor galaxy surprises astronomers. Is the Milky Way next?
observation thought to show the birth of a giant planet By Chris Wood February 2013 Images of the gas and dust surrounding HD taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (left) and the NACO system on the ESO's VLT (right) (Image:ESO)
December 21 2015 : Chandra Finds Remarkable Galactic Ribbon Unfurled An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory.
A star has a natural life span; how and when it dies depends on its mass. Gigantic stars burst into supernovas, which; can briefly outshine entire galaxies and radiate more energy than our sun will in its entire lifetime
Astronomers Discover 'Missing Link' of Black Holes: Dec. 12, 2012 — The discovery of a binging black hole in our nearest neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, has shed new light on some of the brightest X-ray sources seen in other galaxies, according to new work co-authored by astronomers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research's Curtin University node.
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