05.25.11 - Astronomers are picking through the wreckage of galactic collisions to better understand the destruction, and the creation of new stars.
04.12.11 - Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the Big Bang.
04.04.11 - Astronomers have discovered that two symmetrical jets shooting away from opposite sides of a blossoming star are experiencing a time delay: knots of gas and dust from one jet blast off four-and-a-half years later than identical knots from the other jet.
03.03.11 - A galactic sunflower shows off its infrared colors in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
02.10.11 - Stars at all stages of development, from dusty little tots to young adults, are on display in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
01.12.11 - Astronomers have discovered a massive cluster of young galaxies forming in the distant universe.
01.12.11 - Astronomers have turned up the first direct proof that "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe, termed Cepheids, shrink in mass, making them not quite as standard as once thought.
12.08.10 - Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon.
11.24.10 - Astronomers have caught sight of an unusual galaxy that has illuminated new details about a celestial "sandbar" connecting two massive islands of galaxies.
10.27.10 - Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.
10.19.10 - Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place.
10.12.10 - A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang.
09.23.10 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope data reveal a newly found phenomenon that offers insight into cores of star-forming regions.
09.02.10 - New research from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals that asteroids somewhat near Earth, termed near-Earth objects, are a mixed bunch, with a surprisingly wide array of compositions.
08.23.10 - Tight double-star systems might not be the best places for life to spring up, according to a new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
08.18.10 - Astronomers have experienced the galactic equivalent of discovering pictures of a mild-mannered grandmother partying as a wild youth.
08.05.10 - A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories.
07.22.10 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time.
07.14.10 - A new discovery has the potential to answer the long-standing question of how massive stars are born -- and hints at the possibility that planets could form around the galaxy's biggest bodies.
06.24.10 - Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe.