Latest NGC objects Stories
In the spirit of Halloween, scientists are releasing a trio of stellar ghosts caught in infrared light by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The Boomerang Nebula, at a crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), is the coldest known object in the Universe. In fact, the Boomerang Nebula is colder than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural background temperature of space.
ESO astronomers using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) reported today that they have captured a detailed image of the Toby Jug Nebula.
Astronomers using the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile have taken the sharpest image ever of the Prawn Nebula.
A team of astronomers say free-floating planets can be born freely, outside of an existing solar system -- a discovery that contradicts previous beliefs they must be ejected from host systems.
A newly released image from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has exposed new details about the Large Magellanic Cloud.
New observations have given a group of astronomers the best view yet of how star formation regions can get selfish and gassy.
At the end of their lives, stars like our Sun become remarkably photogenic. For example, NGC 2392, located approximately 4,200 light years from Earth, is giving astronomers a beautiful display as it nears the end of its existence.
known as M101, the galaxy lies 21 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It measures 170 000 light-years across – nearly twice the diameter of our own Milky Way Galaxy – and contains at least a trillion stars. About a billion of these stars could be similar to our own Sun.
Astronomers presented research on Wednesday at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) about how the Cat's Paw Nebula is experiencing a "baby boom."
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.