star formation

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,…

2 weeks ago

JWST Gazes into the Dark Molecular Clouds at the Heart of the Milky Way

There's an unusual object near the Milky Way's heart that astronomers call "The Brick." It's a massive cloud of gas…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Find a Newly-Forming Quadruple-Star System

Scientists have observed a rare quadruple star system in formation, revealing new insights into how multi-star systems form.

2 months ago

Star Factories Haven’t Changed Much Over the Entire Age of the Universe

The ancient Universe is weird and secretive. Scientists have made laudable progress in uncovering more and more information on how…

2 months ago

Here's How You Could Get Impossibly Large Galaxies in the Early Universe

A study by an Israeli team of astronomers offers a solution to the "impossibly massive" galaxies Webb observed.

4 months ago

New Images Reveal the Magnetic Fields in the Horsehead Nebula

A high-school student and an international team of astronomers created the first-ever map of the Horsehead Nebula's magnetic field.

5 months ago

Advanced Life Should Have Already Peaked Billions of Years Ago

Did humanity miss the party? Are SETI, the Drake Equation, and the Fermi Paradox all just artifacts of our ignorance…

5 months ago

This JWST Image Shows Gravitational Lensing at its Finest

The latest image release from the James Webb Space Telescope shows another beautiful field filled with galaxies and gravitational lenses

6 months ago

Astronomers Spot a Rogue Supermassive Black Hole, Hurtling Through Space Leaving Star Formation in its Wake

Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) lurk in the center of large galaxies like ours. From their commanding position in the galaxy's…

8 months ago

Cosmic Noon was Billions of Years ago, When Many Galaxies Were Filled With Star-Forming Nebulae Like This

You’re looking at NGC 346, a star cluster 210 light years away that is energetically pumping out brand new stars…

9 months ago