Astronomers are calling it the “Nasty 1,” but the hefty, rapidly ageing star that shines in the centre of the image above sure is beautiful. That's because it's being devoured by its companion, in a manner of speaking Read More >>
Here’s a late contender for what may be the most evocative photo yet of March's total solar eclipse: a glowing black dot over a barren snowscape, as captured by astronomers observing the sun’s magnetic field on Norway's Svalbard islands. Read more >>
Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about them remains a mystery, but a study suggests that they may have rotted from the inside out.