star formation

Massive stars get kicked out of clusters

The largest stars in the universe tend to be loners, and new research points to the reason why. Although massive…

2 weeks ago

Seeing baby stars at every stage of their formation

Stars form from the collapse of dense clouds of gas and dust, which makes it very hard for astronomers to…

3 months ago

The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. Normally this Looks Like a Dark Blob in the Sky. But in Infrared, it Looks Like This.

The Corona Australis is a constellation in the southern hemisphere. It's name literally means "southern crown." One of its features…

5 months ago

Hubble Looked as Far Back in Time as it Could, and Still Couldn’t See the First Generation of Stars in the Universe

Astronomers don’t know exactly when the first stars formed in the Universe because they haven’t been observed yet. And now,…

6 months ago

An Upcoming Impact With the Magellanic Clouds is Already Causing Star Formation in the Milky Way

A new study presented at the 235th meeting of the AAS this week shows how star formation is already happening…

11 months ago

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

11 months ago

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Using data from the GALACICNUCLEUS survey, a team of astronomers has determined that star formation occurred in massive bursts in…

11 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 – Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Sondy Springmann (@sondy)Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Marina Kounkel, a postdoctoral…

1 year ago

Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Are they Getting More or Less Massive Over Time?

According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is…

1 year ago

Newborn Stars in the Orion Nebula Prevent Other Stars from Forming

The Orion Nebula is one of the most observed and photographed objects in the night sky. At a distance of…

2 years ago