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Image: Galactic wheel of life shines in infrared

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red in this view, is filled with new stars ... read more

Jesus in a galactic tortilla? Cloud of material shed by massive star in new WISE image from NASA

It's hotter, too, and shines with more than one million ... them—atoms such as oxygen that are needed for life as we know it. More about the image, and the astronomy behind it, here at the Wide-field ... read more

Searching for the most habitable galaxies

The two galaxies in this infrared light image taken by ... conditions to host life. The cosmobiological model covers the entire history of all galaxies in our local universe, which is necessary to und... read more

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Explainer: what is a neutron star?

the same way that you can spin a free bicycle wheel with the stream from a garden hose. This process has some remarkable side effects. The gas falling onto the neutron star is heated to tens of millio... read more

Messier Monday: The Eagle Nebula, M16

With the iconic pillars and fairy inside, this star-forming region in our galactic plane just ... with the raw ingredients for life abound with great frequency around practically every one of these ne... read more

Opening up a colorful cosmic jewel box

This image also ... ultraviolet to near-infrared image of an open galactic cluster. It was created from images taken through seven filters, allowing viewers to see details never seen before. It was ta... read more

Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars

Hubble's images show that they are like the remnants of galaxy collisions ... goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structure... read more

Eavesdropping on Aliens: Why Edward Snowden Got E.T. Wrong

One telling bit of galactic trash ... can only detect anomalous infrared in huge amounts, comparable to the entire star shine of a galaxy, Shostak said. Recent exoplanet discoveries have heightened ho... read more

The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies

Powered by enormous black holes at their centres, these beacons shine across space and time, allowing astronomers to probe and map the far-flung corners of the Universe. View image ... galactic collis... read more

Image: Star-forming filaments

To the far-infrared eye of Herschel, this region reveals an intricate network of gas filaments and dark bubbles interspersed by bright hotspots where new stars come to life ... region in this image, c... read more

Starry eyes

The Large UV Optical Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR), a 15-meter-wide giant with 40 times the light-collecting power of the Hubble Space Telescope, is a bid to look back at the universe's first galaxies, a... read more

Hubble finds phantom objects near dead quasars

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars th... read more

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