Massive Stars Forming in Tarantula Nebula

Massive Stars: Can They Form on Their Own?

Massive stars produce the heavier elements from which we're all made. Find out how the Hubble Telescope is shedding new light on where they came from. (4:30 min read time)

Newborn Stars - 24 Examples with Disks

Newborn Stars Bringing Forth Solar Systems

Newborn stars are shrouded in dust clouds, making them a mystery to science. Find out how a radio telescope survey has shed light on how solar systems form. (4:00 min read)

Three Black Holes in NGC 6240

Three Black Holes Colliding in Galaxy’s Core

Three black holes were discovered in the core of the nearby galaxy NGC 6240 by scientists at the University of Gottingen. Find out how they did it, and what it means for our understanding of the story of our universe. (3:30 min read)

Constellations

The Many Ways the Constellations Reveal Themselves

Find out how the constellations are viewed in various cultures and how indigenous star knowledge is being revived in North America. (3:30 min read)

Cosmic Collision Makes Gravitation Waves

​Scienctists have detected the gravitation waves from the collision between a neutron star and a black hole. Find out more about what this tells us about our place the universe.