Star formation

Study makes it possible to determine the earliest stages of a star’s life

When baby stars fledge.

Dwarf galaxies use 10-million-year delay in blowing out the gas

Star-forming regions are able to hang on to their gas and dust.

Astronomy’s new frontier: Triple systems in massive ‘Be stars’ uncovered

The stars move across the night sky, over long periods like 10 years, and short periods of around six months.

Bursts of star formation explain mysterious brightness at cosmic dawn

Intense flashes of light, not mass, resolve the puzzle of impossible brightness.

First observational evidence that a low-mass star can emit gamma radiation

First observational evidence of gamma-ray emission in young Sun-like stars.

Astronomers discovered forming Quadruple-star system

More intimate, more complex.

A new image of a galaxy cluster revealing distant and dusty objects never seen before

Webb spotlights gravitational arcs in ‘El Gordo’ galaxy cluster.

There is still a role for retired stars in planet formation

Old stars roaming through new star-forming regions could be responsible for a radioactive heat source.

New observations distinguished the sites of star formation and star death

This is the farthest that such structures have been observed.

The most distant active supermassive black hole to date discovered

It is less massive than any other yet identified in the early universe.

A cosmic web 10 galaxies found to exist just 830 million years after the big bang

NASA’s Webb identifies the earliest strands of the cosmic web.

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