Incredible galaxy with no visible stars discovered by accident

To this point, J0613+52 is unlike any other galaxy discovered in the universe. What we do know is that it’s an incredibly gas rich galaxy and its not demonstrating any star formation.

In a Huge First, Scientists Have Observed The 'Missing Link' Between Stars And Black Holes

In a magnificent first, we finally have direct observational evidence of the stellar process that produces neutron stars and black holes.

Ancient, Gigantic Star Exploded in a Way We Didn't Think Was Possible

A strange star in the Milky Way bares the signature of a unique explosion of a giant star that once existed billions of years ago in the era of the cosmic dawn.

Stars Destined For Epic Supernovas Finally Identified

A large number of supernovas are mysteriously devoid of hydrogen – suggesting that there must also be a significant population of hydrogen-poor stars from whence such supernovas come. 

Sun Unleashes Most Powerful Solar Flare Since 2017

On the 14th of December our star unleashed an X-class solar flare. Solar physicists classify strong flares into three categories, with C being the weakest, M the middling group and X the most potent.

NASA's Webb Identifies Tiniest Free-Floating Brown Dwarf

A team using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has identified the new record-holder: a tiny, free-floating brown dwarf with only three to four times the mass of Jupiter.

Astronomers discover disc around star in anotehr galaxy

 It’s the first time such a disc, identical to those forming planets in our own Milky Way, has ever been found outside our galaxy. 

Scientists Discover a Stunning River of Stars Flowing Through Space

A stunning river of stars has been spotted flowing through the intergalactic space in a cluster of galaxies about 300 million light years away.

Astronomers find life ingredient at galaxy's edges

The discovery of phosphorus in a molecular cloud at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy extends the presence of the element almost twice as far out as where it was known to exist.

Massive space explosion observed creating elements needed for life

Scientists have observed the creation of rare chemical elements in the second-brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen -- casting new light on how heavy elements are made.

New AI System Discovers Supernova Without Human Help

For the first time, artificial intelligence (AI) has searched for, detected, confirmed, classified, and announced a supernova discovery without any human intervention.

Scientists discover the highest energy gamma-rays ever from a pulsar

The energy of these gamma rays clocked in at 20 tera-electronvolts, or about ten trillion times the energy of visible light.

World's first 3D simulations reveal the physics of exotic supernovae

After years of dedicated research and over 5 million supercomputer computing hours, a team has created the world's first high-resolution 3D radiation hydrodynamics simulations for exotic supernovae.

Never Before Seen Structures In A Supernova

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a new image of Supernova 1987A, one of the most famous exploding stars.

Highly Unusual Wolf-Rayet Star Will Evolve into Magnetar

An international team of astronomers have identified a powerful magnetic field in the Wolf-Rayet star HD 45166, the exposed helium core of a star that has lost its outer layers of hydrogen.