Star formation

Astonishing: NASA’s Webb captures Cartwheel Galaxy

A wagon wheel in space.

India’s AstroSat witnessing the ‘live’ formation of dwarf galaxies

Shedding light on how dwarf galaxies assemble their stars.

Nearly half the stars in the Galaxy are formed in binary/multiple stellar systems

The denser and more turbulent environments tend to form multiple stars.

NASA’s JWST reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth

NASA’s Webb reveals cosmic cliffs, a glittering landscape of star birth.

Hubble shares a view of a glittering galaxy

Supernova bonanza in nearby galaxy NGC 1569.

Astronomers spotted the most distant astronomical object ever

Shining only ~300 million years after the Big Bang, it may be home to the oldest stars in the universe.

Astronomers discover the largest molecule yet in a planet-forming disc

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, researchers at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have for the first time detected dimethyl ether...

Hubble captured a space triangle

A spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies creates an unusual space triangle.

A strange new type of star covered in the by-product of helium burning

It is possible that the stars might have been formed by a rare stellar merger event.

Hubble spots a black hole triggering star formation in a dwarf galaxy

Detailed evidence from Hubble shows a black hole in a new light.

Hubble captured a protostar in the reflection nebula

Hubble Spies Newly Forming Star Incubating in IC 2631.

Gamma rays detected from UFOs in several nearby galaxies

The gamma-ray discovery could advance understanding of UFOs’ role in the evolution of galaxies.

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