star forming regions

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a well-known feature in the night sky and is visible in small backyard telescopes. Orion is…

4 days ago

Star Formation Begins When Clouds of Gas Crash Into Each Other

To trigger star formation, you need to compress a lot of gas into not a lot of volume. To make…

1 year ago

Hubble Captures Giant Lensed Galaxy Arc

[/caption] Less than a year ago, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 captured an amazing image - a…

10 years ago

Cooking Up Stars In Cygnus X

[/caption] Thanks to the incredible infra-red imagery of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, we're able to take a look into a…

10 years ago

PacMan Nebula Takes A “Bite” Out Of Space

[/caption] If you have a large telescope and an appetite for nebulae, then you've probably seen the Pac Man Nebula.…

11 years ago

Solo Star Synthesis

[/caption] "Swing your partner round and round... Out of the cluster and out of town" While that's a facetious description…

11 years ago

Astronomers Witness Star Birth

[/caption] Astronomers have glimpsed into the birth of a star, and have seen what could be the youngest known star…

12 years ago

Newly-Discovered Stellar Nurseries in the Milky Way

[/caption] Our Milky Way churns out about seven new stars per year on average. More massive stars are formed in…

12 years ago

New Images from Planck Reveal Star Formation Processes

[/caption] While most newborn stars are hidden beneath a blanket of gas and dust, the Planck space observatory – with…

12 years ago