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this epic nasa photo of star births spans 11 billion years




as group photos go, nasa’s latest snapshot of 15,000 galaxies across the universe has to be one of the biggest, with the epic image spanning not only distance but time, too. captured using the hubble space telescope, the new photo is dominated by forming stars: newly blooming points of light that ...



9 billion light years away, this is the furthest star we've ever seen




we’re used to telescopes bringing us a glimpse of distant galaxies, but just how far away can we actually see through the universe? according to nasa, the answer is “more than halfway across”: the american space agency has released a new photo from the hubble space telescope, and it’s mind-b...



these nasa photos were taken 3.79 billion miles from earth




a few blurry photographs broke a long-standing nasa record — by some 40 million miles.images released by nasa on thursday were taken by equipment operating further away from earth than any other cameras in history, according to the agency. the first of these photos, taken by equipment aboard the n...



x-rays reveal temperament of possible planet-hosting stars




credit: x-ray: nasa/cxc/queens univ. of belfast/r.booth, et al.; illustration: nasa/cxc/m.weissa new study using data from nasa's chandra x-ray observatory and esa's xmm-newton suggests x-rays emitted by a planet's host star may provide critical clues to just how hospitable a star system could be. a...



perseus cluster: scientists surprised by relentless cosmic cold front




a gigantic and resilient "cold front" hurtling through the perseus galaxy cluster has been studied using data from nasa's chandra x-ray observatory. this cosmic weather system spans about two million light years and has been traveling for over 5 billion years, longer than the existence of our solar ...



stellar family portrait in x-rays




infrared image is ~5 degrees across (about 452 light years); right: xray image is ~16 arcmin across (about 24 light years). credit: x-ray: nasa/cxc/univ. of valparaiso/m. kuhn et al; ir: nasa/jpl/wisein some ways, star clusters are like giant families with thousands of stellar siblings. these stars ...



image: hubble's cosmic atlas




credit: european space agencythis beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy ngc 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of canes venatici (the hunting dogs). this image was produced by the nasa/esa hubble space telescope as it em...



hubble paints picture of the evolving universe




astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of nasa's hubble space telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. the field features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars. hubble's ultraviolet visio...



endangered right whales deliver fewest births in 17 years




endangered north american right whales gave birth last winter to the fewest calves seen off the u.s. coast in 17 years, troubling scientists who say the low births support other evidence that the imperiled species' population may be declining.



nasa poised to launch first sun-skimming spaceship




nasa is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star.



nasa counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch sun'




nasa counted down friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star.



hubble finds huge system of dusty material enveloping the young star hr 4796a




hubble uncovers a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the young star hr 4796a. a bright, narrow inner ring of dust is already known to encircle the star, based on much earlier hubble images. this newly discovered huge dust structure around the system may have imp...



teen birth rate hits record low: cdc




last year there were fewer teenage births in the united states than ever before, according to a new government report.the rate of births among 15-to-19 year olds declined by 9% in 2016 compared to 2015 — a record low for that age group, according to the report from the centers for disease control....



space photos of the week: starry-eyed galaxies just can’t get enough of each oth




the universe is about 13.7 billion years old, brimming with stars, planets, and other celestial objects that will dazzle humanity for the next several billion years. and this week, space didn't disappoint.first up is two prolific star-forming galaxies merging together in the arp 299 system 140 milli...



x-rays reveal temperament of possible planet-hosting stars




a new study using data from nasa's chandra x-ray observatory and esa's xmm-newton suggests x-rays emitted by a planet's host star may provide critical clues to just how hospitable a star system could be. a team of researchers looked at 24 stars similar to the sun, each at least one billion years old...



baby boom: sweden near top of european fertility table




spain and italy had the lowest birth rates, with countries in southern europe, which has suffered most from economic problems in recent years, generally lower than those in the north. across the 28-nation european union, 5.148 million babies were born in 2016, the last year for which figures were av...



astronomers discover earth-sized exoplanet with very short orbital period




archival images of epic 228813918, demonstrating its proper motion over nearly six decades. the images are from (i) 1954, (ii) 1992, and (iii) 2012. each image is 50 by 50, and in each case north is up and east is to the left. the position of epic 228813918 (j2000 epoch) is indicated with a red reti...



gravitational lensing by sun-like star in massive cluster reveals blue supergian




thanks to a rare cosmic alignment, astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from earth.



nasa spacecraft captures images 6.12 billion kms from earth




nasa's new horizons probe has captured the farthest images from earth by a spacecraft, surpassing voyager 1's record of clicking a picture when it was 6.06 billion kilometres away from our planet. the routine calibration frame of the "wishing well" galactic open star cluster, made by the long range ...



mars 2020 lander's heat shield cracks in testing




upon inspecting the shield, nasa found what it says is an unexpected fracture near its outer edge that spans its whole circumference. lockheed martin now has to build a new one for the mission, but it will also repair the damaged shield, so it can be used for more tests over the next year.while unfo...



'go, baby, go': nasa's hot parker probe rockets to the sun




altogether, the parker probe will make 24 close approaches to the sun on the seven-year, $us1.5 billion undertaking.for the second straight day, thousands of spectators jammed the launch site in the middle of the night as well as surrounding towns, including parker and his family. he proposed the ex...



nasa has a spiffy new class of astronauts, but where will they go?




share this story in this gallery, meet the new class of nasa astronauts. nasa a gates cambridge scholar, barron earned a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the university of cambridge. nasa cardman's research has focused on microorganisms in subsurface environments, ranging from caves to ...



birth rate hits 10-year low in russia




russia’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest level in a decade, with just 1.69 million births recorded last year, despite government efforts to reverse the demographic trend, according to official data.the government plans to spend $8.6 billion over three years to encourage russians to hav...



nasa has a spiffy new class of astronauts, but where will they go?




share this story in this gallery, meet the new class of nasa astronauts. nasa a gates cambridge scholar, barron earned a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the university of cambridge. nasa zena's research has focused on microorganisms in subsurface environments, ranging from caves to dee...



hubble finds huge system of dusty material enveloping the young star hr 4796a




astronomers have used nasa's hubble space telescope to uncover a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the young star hr 4796a. a bright, narrow, inner ring of dust is already known to encircle the star and may have been corralled by the gravitational pull of an un...