The nearby supernova SN1987A was the subject of X-ray analysis that has led to this discovery
Is it possible to catch the Southern Hemisphere’s Magellanic Clouds at the furthest northern latitude?
Astronomers found hypervelocity stars racing toward the galactic centre, inferring they could have come from other galaxies
New simulations of distant dwarf galaxies show they can have their gas stolen by a larger galaxy, similar to the two Magellanic Clouds encompassing the Milky Way
By using the stratospheric observatory SOFIA, researchers hope to see the birth of massive stars outside our Milky Way
The discovery marks the first important step for observational studies of extragalactic hot molecular cores and challenges the hidden chemical diversity of our universe
Astronomers have managed to peer back in time, millions of years before a famous explosion
Astronomers have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the Sun in the star cluster R136
Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe
With a temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius, this dying star at the outskirts of our galaxy has even entered its cooling phase
Is this infrared astronomy satellite still scanning the universe?
An unfamiliar region of one of our closest neighbours – the Large Magellanic Cloud – has been imaged for the very first time.
The distance to a neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, has been measured much more accurately than ever before.