This Nebula is Filled With Baby Stars Like Our Sun

This Nebula is Filled With Baby Stars Like Our Sun

Hubble Space Telescope image of the Carina stellar nursery. Check out this zoomable version. (Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith/University of California, Berkeley/ and the Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA) A new survey of one of the most active star-forming regions in the galactic neighborhood is helping astronomers better understand the processes that may have contributed to the…

New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way

New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a ‘treasure trove’ of rare dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way. The discoveries could hold the key to understanding dark matter, the mysterious substance which holds our galaxy together. A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest…

Space Invaders: New Developments in Starship Architecture

Space Invaders: New Developments in Starship Architecture

Ever wanted to cruise by Earth from outer space in a giant space ship or floating utopian city? The romance of such an idea is not without cause, but it might be a bit fantastical, at least for now. However, scientists who are serious about finding ways to escape the planet have come up with…

30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About NASA

30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About NASA

Established in 1958 by Eisenhower, NASA has been a pioneer and leader in the field of space missions in the world. Here are 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About NASA. 1. NASA is currently working on the development of a Star Trek style warp drive that could get astronotus to Alpha Centauri (second nearest star…

Hubble Sees a Young Star Take Center Stage

Hubble Sees a Young Star Take Center Stage

With its helical appearance resembling a snail’s shell, this reflection nebula seems to spiral out from a luminous central star in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The star in the center, known as V1331 Cyg and located in the dark cloud LDN 981 — or, more commonly, Lynds 981 — had previously been defined…

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