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The James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to start blowing our minds
We're just weeks away from getting official scientific data from the space telescope as final equipment tests wrap up.
The most distant galaxy we’ve ever discovered might have closely followed the Big Bang
Astronomers have two explanations for why it still shines so bright.
A fully aligned James Webb Space Telescope captures a glorious image of a star
Eighteen mirror segments on NASA's newest space telescope worked in unison to take this deep field image.
Travel to another galaxy with this vibrant 3D map of the cosmos
The map is made from radio telescope observations of millions of objects in the sky.
See Hubble’s captures of real-life star wars
When galaxies rip each other apart, they leave an explosion of bright baby stars.
Black holes have a reputation as devourers. But they can help spawn stars, too.
In a first, astrophysicists observe a black hole help create new stars in a dwarf galaxy.
NASA’s Chandra spacecraft spies clover-shaped voids left by supermassive black holes
A galaxy cluster called RBS 797, 3.9 billion light-years away, contains unusual dark spots.
Astronomers may have found a galaxy that formed without dark matter
This lone galaxy seems to defy everything astronomers know about galactic formation.
See galactic triplets play tug-of-war in Hubble’s latest snapshot
Back in action, Hubble delivers another stunning glimpse into the cosmos.
The ‘double-disk’ shape of the Milky Way could be common across galaxies
That’s great news for astronomers.