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Stunning Exoplanet Beta Pictoris B Time-Lapse Images

ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured an unprecedented series of images showing the passage of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris…

Astronomers Reveal Cold Molecular Gas Pumped by a Black Hole

Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of other galaxies. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs…

NASA’s Fermi Mission Shows How Luck Favors the Prepared

In 2017, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope played a pivotal role in two important breakthroughs occurring just five weeks apart.…

Hubble Image of the Week – Of Bent Time and Jellyfish

At first glance, a bright blue crescent immediately jumps out of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image: is it a…

Astronomers Witness Slow Death of Neighbouring Dwarf Galaxy

The new peer-reviewed study of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), which is a tiny fraction of the size and mass…

SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters

The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have…

JunoCam Captures Magnificent View of Jupiter’s North-North Temperate Belt

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's…

Scientists Create a Soundtrack of the Mars Sunrise

Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification…

Asteroids, Comets and Other Small Objects Provide Clues of Mysterious Distant Past

The entire history of human existence is a tiny blip in our solar system's 4.5-billion-year history. No one was around…

Parker Solar Probe Is Alive After Closer Encounter With The Sun

Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from our star's…

ALMA Views Galaxy-Scale Fountain in Full Glory

A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe’s most massive structures, a giant elliptical galaxy surrounded by a…

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is on the Move Again

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove about 197 feet (60 meters) over the weekend to a site called Lake Orcadie, pushing…

International Space Station View of Earth Enveloped in Airglow

On October 7, 2018, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) shot this photograph while orbiting at an altitude…

NASA’s ICON Ready To Explore The Ionosphere

Early in the morning of November 7, 2018, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a spacecraft that will…

STEREO Spacecraft Provide New Insights on Comet Tails

Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., eager…

Hubble Image of the Week – Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy ESO 338-4

This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy, a staggering…

New Evidence on How Dust Production Alters Observed Starlight

Stellar variability has long offered insights into stars' physical properties. The star Mira (Omicron Ceti), for example, was so-named in…

The Merger That Led to the Formation of the Milky Way

ESA’s Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unravelling the formation history of the Milky Way. Instead of forming…