• Where a star is born

    Fascinating new insights from the 238th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

    Stars like our Sun are born in stellar nurseries – cosmic clouds of dust and gas that churn out thousands of astral p...

    Astrophysics June 9, 2021
  • SpaceWatch: Counting galaxies and stars

    Technology makes the search all the more exciting.

    The Universe may be big, but we’re rolling out the technology to try to understand it. Here are three updates on how ...

    Astronomy August 13, 2020
  • A strange but stellar fight

    ALMA captures a death process terminated prematurely.

    Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted a peculiar gas cloud that resu...

    Astronomy February 5, 2020
  • Hidden in plain sight

    ALMA spots most distant dusty galaxy.

    Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) have spotted the light of a massive galaxy ...

    Space December 12, 2019
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    A monster galaxy found lurking in the shadows

    The footprints of a monster galaxy 12.5 billion years in the past.

    Astronomers have accidentally discovered the footprints of a monster galaxy in the early Universe that has never been...

    ASC Edits October 23, 2019
  • ‘Moon-forming’ disk found in distant system

    Astronomers say it helps confirm theories of planet formation.

    US astronomers have reported the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk, the belt of dust and gas that, it...

    Astronomy July 12, 2019
  • Looking for signs of life on Titan

    Cheers erupt as plans for the Dragonfly rover are unveiled.

    NASA is returning to Saturn’s moon Titan, this time with a flying, drone-like rover called Dragonfly.In the process...

    Space Exploration June 28, 2019
  • The rings of Uranus are glowing

    Telescopes combine to illuminate little known phenomenon.

    The rings that girdle Uranus are nowhere near as optically spectacular as those that surround Saturn. Indeed, they re...

    Astronomy June 23, 2019
  • Two ancient galaxies, merging

    About 13 billion years ago there was a titanic collision.

    This is a composite image of a galaxy known as B14-65666, put together by astronomers using the Atacama Large Millime...

    Astronomy June 18, 2019
  • Massive gas jets seen streaming from early universe galaxy

    Scientists study star formation in a young and rambunctious system. Ben Lewis reports.

    Astronomers have spotted massive fast-moving jets of gas streaming from a galaxy in the very early universe, just one...

    Space September 6, 2018
  • The Orion Nebula as you’ve never seen it before

    The European Southern Observatory releases stunning new images of the nearest massive star format...

    A dazzling panoramic view of the Orion Nebula. (Click for full-screen view.)ESO / ALMA / IRAM / VLT The European...

    Space March 8, 2018
  • A cool red star blows a bubble

    The carbon star U Antliae is surrounded by a shell of ejected matter.

    This ALMA image reveals much finer structure in the U Antliae shell than has previously been possible.ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/...

    Space September 20, 2017
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