Spiraling stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud are the subject of a recent study in ‘The Astrophysical Journal.’ Find out how their spiral motions help explain the “baby boom” of star formation shortly after the Big Bang.
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James Webb Space Telescope Photos are Spectacular
The James Webb Space Telescope revealed its first four images this week. Find out what these images depict and their signifcance in understanding the universe and humanity's place within it.
James Webb Space Telescope Unfolds Its Mirror
The James Webb Space Telescope has now unfolded its sophisticated mirror system. Find out why its program manager called this “a remarkable feat for our team, NASA, and the world.”
Earth-Like Planets Orbit Half of All Sun-Like Stars
Earth-like planets seem to orbit about half of all stars like our Sun. Find out why knowing this takes us closer to finding life in space. (4:00 min read)
Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought
Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (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)