Star Formation

JWST Sets a New Record, Sees Newly Forming Stars in the Triangulum Galaxy

Our Milky Way bristles with giant molecular clouds birthing stars. Based on what we see here, astronomers assume that the…

5 months ago

Three Baby Stars Found at the Heart of the Milky Way

The core of our Milky Way is buzzing with stars. Recently astronomers reported that it contains at least one ancient…

6 months ago

This Dark Nebula Hides an Enormous Star

The birth of a star is a spectacular event that plays out behind a veil of gas and dust. It's…

7 months ago

Protostars Can Siphon Material from Far Away

When stars are born, they do it inside a molecular cloud. Astronomers long assumed that the "crèche" supplied all the…

7 months ago

Feast Your Eyes on this Star-Forming Region, Thanks to the JWST

Nature is stingy with its secrets. That's why humans developed the scientific method. Without it, we'd still be ignorant and…

8 months ago

New Stars Forming Uncomfortably Close to the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers examining a star cluster near Sgr A*, the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, found that the cluster has some…

8 months ago

Compare Images of a Galaxy Seen by Both Hubble and JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope is widely considered to be better than the Hubble Space Telescope. But the JWST doesn't…

8 months ago

Quenched Galaxies in the Early Universe

Recently, much attention has been given to massive, active galaxies discovered by the JWST in the early universe. But in…

8 months ago

Galaxies Breathe Gas, and When They Stop, No More Stars Form

For most of the history of astronomy, all we could see were stars. We could see them individually, in clusters,…

8 months ago

It’s Like Looking at the Infant Sun: Webb Captures Image of an Energetic Young Star

Ever wondered what our young Sun might have looked like in its infancy some five billion years ago? The audacious…

8 months ago