Astronomers Watch Unfolding Saga of Massive Star Formation

Astronomers Watch Unfolding Saga of Massive Star Formation

A pair of images of a young star, made 18 years apart, has revealed a dramatic difference that is providing astronomers with a unique, “real-time” look at how massive stars develop in the earliest stages of their formation. The astronomers used the National Science...
New Study Shows That Life Is Likely Abundant In Universe

New Study Shows That Life Is Likely Abundant In Universe

So far, life as we know it has needed one ingredient to survive: water. This primordial and basic compound is essential for life on this planet, and a new study shows it is most likely very abundant in the Universe. Ilse Cleeves and Ted Bergin at the University of...
10 Of The Most Important Satellites Orbiting Earth

10 Of The Most Important Satellites Orbiting Earth

LIKE ALTER MINDS ON FACEBOOK: What are some Of The Most Important Satellites Orbiting Earth ? Whether you checked a weather report, watched SportsCenter or looked for your mom’s house on Google Maps, you did something that would have been impossible without an...
The Hubble Telescope’s 100 Best Photos (Part 1)

The Hubble Telescope’s 100 Best Photos (Part 1)

1 New view of the Pillars of Creation — visible Credit:NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team 2 A rose made of galaxies Credit:NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) 3 Extreme star cluster bursts into life in new Hubble image Credit:NASA, ESA and...