The jellyfish galaxy JW39 hangs serenely in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Four composite images deliver dazzling views from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope of two galaxies, a nebula, and a star cluster. Each image combines Chandra's X-rays — a form of high-energy light — with infrared data from previously released Webb images,... Read More
Astronomers using Hubble have come up with what they say is some of their best evidence yet for the presence of a rare class of "intermediate-sized" black hole that may be lurking in the heart of the closest globular star cluster to Earth.
The densely packed globular cluster NGC 6325 glistens in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet, or world beyond our solar system, that may be carpeted with volcanoes.
A vast galaxy cluster lurks in the center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A science team gains new insight into the atmosphere of a “mini-Neptune,” a class of planet common in the galaxy but about which little is known.
Astronomers used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to image the warm dust around a nearby young star, Fomalhaut, in order to study the first asteroid belt ever seen outside of our solar system in infrared light.
The lenticular galaxy NGC 5283 is the subject of this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image.
The jellyfish galaxy JO175 appears to hang suspended in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
There is an “H”-shaped structure outlined in the hot gas in the galaxy Messier 84 (M84). Jets from the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy have created cavities in the hot in opposite directions. X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) have been combined with radio... Read More
The young star TW Hydrae is playing "shadow puppets" with scientists observing it with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals NGC 547, an elliptical galaxy that sits about 250 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cetus.
A star nearing the end of its life swelled up and absorbed a Jupiter-size planet. In about 5 billion years, our Sun will go through a similar end-of-life transition.