The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has captured an image of CG4, a cometary globule that lies some 1,300 light years from Earth and whose origins remain unknown.
Astronomers have spotted a very young distant galaxy feeding on a halo of gas surrounding it, offering new insight into how galaxies evolve.
In their efforts to crack the mysteries of gravity, scientists continue to probe Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. The latest test involved a curious binary star system.
Alien planet photo: In an astronomical first, a telescope in Chile has spotted the formation of a gas giant in the dust cloud orbiting a nearby star.
In the first discovery of its kind, a telescope in Chile has detected a baby gas giant forming in the dust cloud around a nearby star.
The free-floating object, called CFBDSIR2149, is likely a gas giant planet four to seven times more massive than Jupiter.
The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile captured a very detailed image of a galaxy that hosted two supernova explosions within the past 30 years.
The brightest and hottest stars in our galaxy tend to have short, violent lives, often drawing gas from each other and frequently merging to form a single star, a new study indicates.
Two teams of astronomers used a technique for finding extrasolar planets to directly measure one such planet. The approach could allow the study of more exoplanets' atmospheres than ever before.
Using a ground-based telescope to probe exoplanet atmospheres, which were visible only when illuminated by stars, scientists say they hope to study much cooler planets.