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Heart of an exploded star observed in 3-D

July 13, 2017 starjunkie 0

Remnant of Supernova 1987A as seen by ALMA. Purple area indicates emission from SiO molecules. Yellow area is emission from CO molecules. The blue ring is Hubble data that has been artificially expanded into 3-D. […]

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Y-type stars

July 13, 2017 starjunkie 0

An artist’s conception of a brown dwarf star, an object that is more massive and hotter than a planet but not massive enough to become a normal star. Y-type brown dwarfs are the coolest subset […]

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Hubble’s hidden galaxy

July 12, 2017 starjunkie 0

IC 342 is a challenging cosmic target. Although it is bright, the galaxy sits near the equator of the Milky Way’s galactic disk, where the sky is thick with glowing cosmic gas, bright stars, and […]