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LOOK: Sultry Star-Birthing Photo Will Get You All Fired Up

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Hello, gorgeous. A star cluster and a nebula in the Southern Milky Way take center stage in a spectacular new image from the La Silla Observatory i...

WATCH: Deadly Newborn Stars To Destroy Their Cosmic Womb

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

Massive young stars that will eventually destroy their own stellar nursery shine brightly in a dazzling new photo. Cosmic gas cloud Gum 15, which li...

WATCH LIVE: A Mountaintop Needs To Blow Up To Make Room For New Telescope

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

An astronomy organization will blast away the top of a mountain to make room for a giant telescope today (June 19), and you can watch the blast live ...

LOOK: New Planet-Hunter Spots The 'Eye Of Sauron'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

An astronomical camera's "first light" is kind of a big deal. It's when a new imaging instrument "opens its eyes" and snaps its very first images ...

Rare Star Helps Solve Big Mystery About Our Sun

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

Astronomers have found a twin star to Earth's own sun, only much older. The rare star is the oldest known "solar twin," and offers a peek at what Ear...

Distant Galaxy's Secret Feeding Habits Revealed

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

If galaxies were only limited to the amount of gas they formed with, they would quickly burn through their entire supply by making stars. Astronomers...

WOW: Ancient Stars Swarm Like Bees At Milky Way's Edge

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/09/2012 10:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com SCROLL DOWN FOR HUGE PHOTO. A ball of some of the oldest stars in the unive...