Galaxy Formation in the early Universe was thought to be a chaotic series of collisions. Find out how a newly discovered disk galaxy calls that idea into question. (4:00 min read)
Discoveries related to stars and related objects like galaxies and black holes.
Can Faint Satellite Galaxies Solve Dark Matter Mystery?
We may have 150 faint satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. Find out how this could help explain the mystery of dark matter in the universe. (4:00 min read)
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 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)
Betelgeuse Dimming but Not Ready to Blow
Betelgeuse was dimming over the holidays, leading stargazers to speculate about a supernova. Find out why none of us will live to see it. (3:30 min read)
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)
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.
The Latest Thing! Tabletop Black Holes
Learn how scientists are using holographic technology to create desktop models of black holes for study.
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.
Woman Astronomer Learned What Stars are Made Of
Find out about the "the most eminent woman astronomer of all time" and why you've never heard of her.