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This Galaxy Hosted One of the Most Powerful Supernovae Ever Seen

In 2010, an exceptionally luminous supernova exploded in a small galaxy about 150 million light-years away called UGC 5189A. The…

5 months ago

The Youngest Planetary Disks Ever Seen

How long does planet formation take? Maybe not as long as we thought, according to new research. Observations with the…

5 months ago

Juno Makes its Closest Flyby of Io

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been getting closer and closer to Jupiter's volcanic moon Io with each recent orbit. Juno is…

6 months ago

You’ll Need all the Internet to Download the Full Resolution of this New Running Chicken Nebula Image

Over 6,000 light-years from Earth, an open star cluster and its nebula cover a swathe of sky over 270 light-years…

6 months ago

Webb Sees a Supernova Go Off in a Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy – for the Second Time

Nature, in its infinite inventiveness, provides natural astronomical lenses that allow us to see objects beyond the normal reach of…

6 months ago

Psyche Gives Us Its First Images of Space

NASA's Psyche mission began eight weeks ago when it launched from the Kennedy Space Center. While it won't reach its…

6 months ago

China’s Space Station, Seen from Orbit

When the Space Age dawned in 1957, there were only two players: the USA and the USSR. The USA won…

7 months ago

JWST Reveals a Newly-Forming Double Protostar

As our newest, most perceptive eye on the ongoing unfolding of the cosmos, the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing…

7 months ago

Webb’s Infrared Eye Reveals the Heart of the Milky Way

The JWST is taking a break from studying the distant Universe and has trained its infrared eye on the heart…

7 months ago

Juno Completes its Closest Flyby of Io Yet

Jupiter's ocean moons capture most of our attention because of their potential habitability. But Io, Jupiter's bad-boy volcanic moon, is…

8 months ago