10.25.12 - Astronomers using Hubble have obtained a remarkable new view of a whopper of an elliptical galaxy that may have been puffed up by the actions of one or more black holes in its core.
10.24.12 - A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky.
10.24.12 - Dr. John Mather, a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has been noted among Time Magazine's 25 most influential people in space.
10.23.12 - So much dust shrouds one distant galaxy that its stars are entirely hidden, but the Webb telescope may be able to peer through the murk.
10.23.12 - NASA's newest set of X-ray eyes in the sky, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), has caught its first look at the giant black hole parked at the center of our galaxy.
10.19.12 - NGC 3344 is a glorious spiral galaxy around half the size of the Milky Way, which lies 25 million light-years distant.
10.19.12 - A study of hundreds of galaxies has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more than half the age of the universe.
10.15.2012 - The discovery of planets continues to expand beyond the domain of professional astronomers.
10.12.12 - An enormous binary star pair some 4,700 light-years away pounds its surroundings with intense outflows called stellar winds.
10.11.12 - Planetary nebulae — the expanding, glowing shells of gas coming from sun-like stars at the end of their lives — are some of the most fascinating objects in the night sky.