Stellar (and Planetary) Formation Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Possible, New Study Suggests

An artist’s illustration of the vicinity of the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, known as Sagittarius A* . Astronomers have discovered a population of more than 150 massive young stars (shown as blue dots) in recent years that orbit within 2 light-years from the black hole. Newer observational […]

An Orion Spacecraft With Helicopter Blades?

Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have tested out a design that could see the Orion Spacecraft return to earth – using rotor blades. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – It was one of the rocket designs that appeared during the early days of the space age, a concept that now […]

Young Stars Flicker Amidst Clouds of Gas and Dust

Young stars in the Orion Nebula. The rainbow of colors represents different wavelengths of infrared light captured by both the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/IRAM

Young stars in the Orion Nebula. The rainbow of colors represents different wavelengths of infrared light captured by both the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/IRAM

PASADENA, Calif. – Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European […]