NASA's space telescope has captured a rather impressive image of a thin, glittering streak of stars known as the spiral galaxy ESO 121-6, which lies in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel).
An odd star that flashes like a strobe light may actually be a pair of young stars just a few thousand years old, says a team using the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
The further away scientists look, the further back in time they see. Astronomers use this method to study the evolution of the Universe by analyzing nearby and more distant galaxies and comparing their features.
Globular clusters are approximate spherical collections of old stars, with around 150 of them scattered around our Milky Way galaxy.
A rather busy patch of space was recently snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Scattered with many nearby stars, the field boasts numerous galaxies in the background.
The constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear) is home to Messier 101, which astronomers have dubbed the Pinwheel Galaxy.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have managed to probe the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.
Mingus - or more formally, SN SCP-0401 - is a Type Ia supernova with a redshift of 1.71, dating back 10 billion years. It's exceptional for its detailed spectrum and precision color measurement, unprecedented in a supernova so distant, says the team.
The vast disk of debris encircling Fomalhaut B hosts a rogue planet which may unleash a cataclysm in 2032.
The Universe often fools our eyes, offering the false impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has managed to capture a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097.
Much like locating a silver needle in the haystack of space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently produced this beautiful image below of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies ever observed by astronomers.
Peering deep into the past, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have identified seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than three percent of its present age.
All that glitters may not be gold, but galaxy ESO 318-13 is nonetheless very impressive indeed.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a rather impressive image of the irregular NGC 5253 galaxy.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the spiral galaxy ESO 499-G37, seen below against a backdrop of distant galaxies, scattered with nearby stars.
A recent image snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope illustrates numerous luminous galaxies glowing just like fireflies on a dark night.
NASA's stalwart Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a beautiful galaxy that, with its reddish and yellow central area, seems rather like an spectacular explosion from a Hollywood movie.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an impressive view of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362.
The nearby star Fomalhaut does host a massive exoplanet after all, say NASA scientists following a second look at Hubble data.