Star-osaur

Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA), and The Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration To me, this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope looks like a lumbering, long-necked Brontosaurus. Maybe a turtle with a long tail. What do you see in...

Galactic Fireworks

Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. McQuinn (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) Watching fireworks is always enjoyable but seeing bursts of star-making light up a galaxy caps a great year of astronomy. Like a string of fast and furious firecrackers, intense, star-making...