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Star Formation

A STAR IS BORN

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science

What does a young star look like? Turns out, it resembles an intergalactic Eye of Sauron. At first, anyway. A new set of before-and-after rendering...

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...

REVEALED: How Our Solar System Was Born

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science

Astronomers have traced the growth of Earth's solar system back to its cosmic womb, before the sun and planets were born. The solar system coalesced...

WATCH: These Giant Galaxies Are Merging

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a strange celestial "string of pearls" wrapped around the hearts of two merging elliptical galaxies. The c...

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...

WOW: Space Telescope Takes Its Most Awesome Photo Ever

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

NASA calls it the most colorful image ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope--and the most comprehensive. It has to be one of the most spectacula...

SOLVED? Massive Magnetic Star Mystery

| Ken Croswell | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science

Astronomers have figured out how to make the universe’s most powerful magnet. All you need is two massive stars orbiting close to each other so tha...

LOOK: Baby Star Spews Fast, Glowing Jets

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This is one baby picture you won't want to miss. The ALMA (AL'-mah) telescope in Chile has captured a close-up of the glowing...

Star Birth Mystery Finally Solved

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/14/2013 02:40 PM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers have finally solved a longstanding cosmic mystery — why a super-...

Far-Off Galaxies Show 'Battle' Between Black Holes, Baby Stars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/09/2012 01:12 PM EDT on SPACE.com The intense energy and winds from gigantic black holes can block the birth of ...

What Odd Two-From-One Alien Planets Say About Star Formation

Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 04/30/2012 11:57 AM EDT on SPACE.com A massive alien planet that may have been ripped into Earth-size chunks by ...

Catastrophic Event In Early Universe Could Explain Why Galaxies Stop Growing

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A 'catastrophic event' halted the birth of new stars in an infant galaxy 10 billion years ago, scientists revealed today. They believe this may exp...