This illustration depicts two neutron stars colliding. As they merge, the stars eject material into space at 10 to 50 percent the speed of light. Mergers of these kinds of stars are thought to be..
Artist’s illustration of turbulent winds of gas swirling around a black hole. Some of the gas is spiraling inward, but some is being blown away.Credit: NASA, and M. Weiss (Chandra X -ray Center) New research..
The new paper finds that Saturn’s moon Rhea and all other moons and rings closer to Saturn may be only 100 million years old. Outer satellites (not pictured here), including Saturn’s largest moon Titan, are..
The 50-meter diameter Large Millimeter Telescope is the largest, most sensitive single-aperture instrument in the world for studying star formation. Operated jointly by UMass Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, it..
This Hubble image shows the central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The young and dense star cluster R136 can be seen at the lower right of the image. This cluster..
This artist’s impression is based on a detailed map of the surface compiled from images taken from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. It shows the very bright patches of material..
Image shows an artist’s impression of a black hole, similar to V404 Cyg, devouring material from an orbiting companion star.Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, have been observed during..
Scientists have successfully simulated a black hole shaped like a very thin ring, which gives rise to a series of ‘bulges’ connected by strings that become thinner over time. These strings eventually become so thin..
This is an artists conception of binary star system TYC-2505-672-1.Credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University Imagine living on a world where, every 69 years, the sun disappears in a near-total eclipse that lasts for three and..
This is an artist’s impression of the clash of powerful stellar winds.Credit: NASA/C. Reed Analyzing the data collected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Maxim Pshirkov (The Sternberg Astronomical Institute, MSU) discovered a new source..