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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 cu...

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 lie...

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 that...

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...