Here’s a New Planetary Nebula for Your Collection: CVMP 1

Some stars die a beautiful death, ejecting their outer layers of gas into space, then lighting it all up with…

8 months ago

Do You See the “Cosmic Bat” in NGC 1788?

2,000 light years away, in the Orion constellation, lurks an eerie looking creature, made of glowing gas lit up by…

2 years ago

The Saturn Nebula Kind of Looks Like the Planet in a Small Telescope, But in One of the Most Powerful Telescopes on Earth, it Looks Like This

Saturn is an icon. There's nothing else like it in the Solar System, and it's something even children recognize. But…

2 years ago

This Star Killed its Companion and is now Escaping the Milky Way

Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars,…

2 years ago

How Much Stuff is in a Light Year?

Determining how much stuff is a single light year is daunting, considering how big the Milky Way is. But doing…

3 years ago

We Finally Know why the Boomerang Nebula is Colder than Space Itself

New observations conducted a team of astronomers using the ALMA telescope have explained why the coldest object is so frigid!

3 years ago

Hubble Spots Festive Nebula in Neighboring Galaxy

Just in time for the holidays, a team of astronomers have released Hubble images that show a bright and festive…

4 years ago

Messier 16 (M16) – The Eagle Nebula

Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the…

4 years ago

Nebulae: What Are They And Where Do They Come From?

A nebula is a common feature of our universe, consisting of gas particles and dust which are closely associated with…

5 years ago

Why Can’t We See the Center of the Milky Way?

For millennia, human beings have stared up at the night sky and stood in awe of the Milky Way. Today,…

5 years ago