NASA's Hubble Traces 'String of Pearls' Star Clusters in Galaxy Collisions

NASA’s Hubble Traces ‘String of Pearls’ Star Clusters in Galaxy Collisions

Contrary to what you might think, galaxy collisions do not destroy stars. In fact, the rough-and-tumble dynamics trigger new generations of stars, and presumably accompanying planets. Now NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has homed in on ...
NASA's Webb Depicts Staggering Structure in 19 Nearby Spiral Galaxies

NASA’s Webb Depicts Staggering Structure in 19 Nearby Spiral Galaxies

It’s oh-so-easy to be absolutely mesmerized by these spiral galaxies. Follow their clearly defined arms, which are brimming with stars, to their centers, where there may be old star clusters and – sometimes – active ...
Gemini South Captures Twisted Dusty Disk of NGC 4753, Showcasing the Aftermath of Past Merger

Gemini South Captures Twisted Dusty Disk of NGC 4753, Showcasing the Aftermath of Past Merger

The lenticular galaxy NGC 4753, captured by the Gemini South telescope, one half of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, is a truly remarkable object. Its prominent and complex network of dust lanes ...
NASA's Hubble Finds Water Vapor in Small Exoplanet's Atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble Finds Water Vapor in Small Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed the smallest exoplanet where water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere. At only approximately twice Earth's diameter, the planet GJ 9827d could be an example of potential ...
Unraveling Solar Symphony: Quasi-Biennial Oscillations Dance to Their Own Beat in Cycles 23 and 24

Unraveling Solar Symphony: Quasi-Biennial Oscillations Dance to Their Own Beat in Cycles 23 and 24

In the intricate dance of solar activity, a new study led by solar physicist Kiran Jain at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Solar Observatory (NSO) has unveiled the captivating rhythms of Quasi-Biennial Oscillations (QBOs), ...
NASA's Webb Reveals New Features in Heart of Milky Way

NASA’s Webb Reveals New Features in Heart of Milky Way

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a portion of the dense center of our galaxy in unprecedented detail, including never-before-seen features astronomers have yet to explain. The star-forming region, named Sagittarius C ...