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VISTA unveils a new image of the Large Magellanic Cloud

6 days ago

The Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, is one of our nearest galactic neighbors, at only 163 000 light years…
Bubbles of Brand New Stars

February 7, 2019

This region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) glows in striking colours in this image captured by the…
Astronomers witness slow death of nearby galaxy

October 30, 2018

Astronomers from CSIRO and The Australian National University have witnessed, in the finest detail ever, the slow death…
Quest for source of black hole dark matter

August 14, 2018

Like a game of “hide and seek,” Lawrence Livermore astrophysicists know that there are black holes hiding in…
Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars

December 15, 2017

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission is an ambitious project. Having launched in December of 2013, the…
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are ‘runaways’ from another galaxy

July 5, 2017

A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy – which are travelling so…
A Beautiful Instance of Stellar Ornamentation

May 19, 2016

LHA 120-N55, or N55 as it is usually known, is a glowing gas cloud in the Large Magellanic…
NASA Space Telescopes See Magnified Image of the Faintest Galaxy from the Early Universe

December 4, 2015

Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever…
Hubble Sees a Youthful Cluster

August 31, 2015

Shown here in a new image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on board the NASA/ESA…
The tumultuous heart of the Large Magellanic Cloud

March 31, 2015

A scene of jagged fiery peaks, turbulent magma-like clouds and fiercely hot bursts of bright light. Although this…
New gamma ray sources in Large Magellanic Cloud

January 28, 2015

Once again, the gamma ray observatory H.E.S.S. has demonstrated its detecting capabilities: in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the…
Hubble Sees Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud

October 22, 2014

The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and…
Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud

June 23, 2014

A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought…
Hubble Watches Stars’ Clockwork Motion In Nearby Galaxy

February 19, 2014

Using the sharp-eyed NASA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time precisely measured the rotation rate…
Stars’ clockwork motion captured in nearby galaxy

February 19, 2014

This photo illustration shows Hubble measurements of the rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the nearest visible…
Update: Forging Stars – Peering Into Starbirth and Death

November 28, 2013

Some 160,000 light years away towards the constellation of Dorado (the Swordfish), is an amazing area of starbirth…
Update: A Fiery Drama of Star Birth and Death

November 28, 2013

The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest galaxies to our own. Astronomers have now used the…
NASA’s Swift Produces Best Ultraviolet Maps of the Nearest Galaxies

June 4, 2013

Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have used NASA’s Swift satellite to create the most detailed ultraviolet…
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