Stars create complex organic molecules

Complex organic molecules like those on which life is based exist throughout the universe and can be made naturally by stars, European Space Agency data has revealed.

NASA image shows a thousand potential planets

What do more than a thousand planet candidates and their suns look like? Jason Rowe, of NASA's Kepler science team has produced an image that shows each of the 1,235 potential planets so far discovered transiting its star.

Universe may hold three times as many stars as thought

New observations have indicated that there are three times as many stars in the universe as previously believed.

Milky Way stars came from elsewhere in cosmic game of pool

Many of the Milky Way's ancient stars derive from other smaller galaxies torn apart by violent galactic collisions, say researchers at Durham University.