Astronomers have shed further light on the mysterious process of how young stars and their planetary systems form.
A 30-year study of an extraordinary hypergiant star has revealed that it went through an extremely rare stage called the 'Yellow Evolutionary Void.'
A star has been discovered orbiting tightly round the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, making its circuit in just eleven and a half years.
Sugar molecules have for the first time been spotted in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star.
NASA scientists have caught a star in the act of swallowing up a planet, the first time such a thing has ever been observed.
Astrophysicists have for the first time detected the X-ray 'scream' from a star as it's consumed by a supermassive black hole.
In just three years, the cloud of dust surrounding a young star has disappeared, indicating that there's something wrong with our current ideas of planet formation.
Astronomers have had their best look yet at a supermassive black hole in the process of shredding a star.
Astronomers say they've discovered their fastest-spinning star, a hot blue giant rotating at a million miles per hour - 100 times faster than our sun.
Astronomers have for the first time spotted a disk of gas and dust around a sun-like star that shows spiral-arm-like structures.
A team of European astronomers have discovered a star that by rights shouldn't exist - it's simply not dense enough for current models to explain its formation.
Astronomers have spotted a supermassive black hole in the act of shredding and consuming a star 3.9 billion light years away.
A mysterious gamma ray flash observed by the Swift satellite in late March was probably caused by a star being swallowed by a massive black hole, astronomers have concluded.
Scientists believe they've worked out why some extrasolar planets orbit in the opposite direction to their star's rotation.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the heaviest antimatter ever found.
An astronomer says he's caught a star in the act of chewing up a companion and spitting out a second generation of exoplanets.
Astronomers have discovered the biggest star ever - more than 300 times the mass of the Sun, and twice as large as the generally accepted limit of 150 solar masses.
What could be the youngest known star has been photographed in the earliest stages of being born.
Astronomers have discovered a gas-giant exoplanet locked into a circular orbit around its parent star.