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The stars of IGR J17062–6143, illustrated here, circle each other every 38 minutes.
May 11, 2018

Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around... Read more

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Star cluster NGC 6231
May 2, 2018

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, May 5, west of Baja California, with more than 4,... Read more

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galaxy with inset images
Apr 27, 2018

Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern... Read more

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Leguna Nebula
Apr 24, 2018

This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens,... Read more

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dual image of nebula one colorful, one blue white - annotations
Apr 19, 2018

These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula.

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image of stars and galaxies with two insets
Apr 3, 2018

More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen.

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closeup of blurry galaxy with defined center
Mar 13, 2018

Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient "relic galaxy" in our own cosmic backyard... Read more

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Cosmic Bow Shocks Poster

Bow shocks form across the universe, and studying bow shocks can reveal many cosmic secrets.

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stars, galaxies and lensed galaxies
Feb 16, 2018

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5.

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field of stars and galaxies
Jan 17, 2018

In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three... Read more