Using a 9 gigapixel image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way.
Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.
In 1960 Joe Kittinger jumped from an altitude of setting several records. (Update : Felix Baumgartner, with the help of Red Bull and guidance from Joe himself, has now broken highest ascent, highest parachute jump and fastest speed)
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system: a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as which is marked by high clouds in the west and.
Nova Star Explosion Is Visible to the Naked Eye: Where to Look A dazzling star explosion discovered in the night sky last week is the brightest nova seen from Earth in at least five years and its visible now to the naked eye.