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Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU, CC BY-SA

Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form

Study of distant galaxies challenges our understanding of how stars form ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU, CC BY-SA Marie Martig, Liverpool John Moores University The most massive galaxies in our neighbourhood formed their stars billions of years ago, early in the history of the universe. At […]

Are red skies at night a shepherd's delight? An astronomer's view

Be warned? C. P. Ewing, CC BY-SA

Are red skies at night a shepherd's delight? An astronomer's view

Are red skies at night a shepherd’s delight? An astronomer’s view Be warned? C. P. Ewing, CC BY-SA Daniel Brown, Nottingham Trent University Humans have always used simple observations of nature to try to understand our complex environment and even the wider cosmos. One such […]

Hubble’s Compact Galaxy with Big-Time Star Formation

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

Hubble’s Compact Galaxy with Big-Time Star Formation

Hubble’s Compact Galaxy with Big-Time Star Formation As far as galaxies are concerned, size can be deceptive. Some of the largest galaxies in the Universe are dormant, while some dwarf galaxies, such as ESO 553-46 imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, can produce […]

Hubble's Twisted Galaxy

Image Credit NASA/Hubble/ESA

Hubble's Twisted Galaxy

Hubble’s Twisted Galaxy Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another. This latter scenario can have extreme consequences, […]

A Tale of Three Stellar Cities

OmegaCAM — the wide-field optical camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST) — has captured the spectacular Orion Nebula and its associated cluster of young stars in great detail,  producing this beautiful new image. This famous object, the birthplace of many massive stars, is one of the closest stellar nurseries, at a distance of about 1350 light-years. Credit: ESO/G. Beccari

A Tale of Three Stellar Cities

A Tale of Three Stellar Cities Using new observations from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope, astronomers have discovered three different populations of young stars within the Orion Nebula Cluster. This unexpected discovery adds very valuable new insights for the understanding of how such clusters form. It […]

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff

Mine’s a Star-opramen. Studioloks

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff

Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuff Mine’s a Star-opramen. Studioloks Alexander MacKinnon, University of Glasgow A cold beer on a hot day or a whisky nightcap beside a coal fire. A well earned glass can loosen your thinking […]