Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.
Astronomers have discovered a spectacular tail of gas more than light years across coming from a nearby galaxy. The plume is made up of hydrogen gas -- the material new stars are made of -- and is five times longer than the galaxy itself.
Lonely Planetary Nebula: located in a relatively vacant region of space about 4200 light-years away and difficult to see using an amateur telescope, the lonesome planetary nebula NGC 7354 is often overlooked.
La foto más grande de la Vía Láctea tiene 46.000 millones de píxeles
A huge galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has seemingly appeared out of nowhere. The newly spotted dwarf galaxy, which has been named Crater sits around light-years away, and has already earned the title of the fourth largest known galaxy.
Astronomers Discover an Eclipse That Lasts More Than 3 Years
A recently discovered binary star system has entered the record books for both the longest duration stellar eclipse and the longest period between eclipses in a binary system. The unnamed binary star system, which is nearly light years from…