Researchers using MeerKAT have found nine millisecond pulsars, the majority of them in uncommon and occasionally unusual binary systems.
The tiny galaxy HIPASS J1131-31 has been dubbed the Peekaboo Galaxy because it emerged in the last 50-100 years from behind a fast-moving star that was obscuring astronomers' ability to detect it
A blazar like blazar Markarian 501 is bright because one of its strong jets of fast particles is directed directly at Earth. How the particles in these jets become accelerated to such high energies has long been a mystery to scientists.
The James Webb Telescope's array of highly sensitive instruments zeroed in on the atmosphere of WASP-39 b, a "hot Saturn" — a planet roughly the size of Saturn orbiting a star 700 light-years away
The actual shape of the stellar halo that envelops the disk of our galaxy has been revealed by a recent study. For many years, astronomers believed that the stellar halo, a cloud of stars, was mostly spherical, like a basketball.
Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii astronomers have identified the closest black hole to Earth found yet, which they have named Gaia BH1. This dormant black hole is about 10 times as heavy as the sun
Astronomers used the JWST to detect the most distant globular clusters yet identified. In the Sparkler Galaxy dense collections of millions of stars could represent relics of the universe's first and oldest stars.
The Hubble Space Telescope uncovers rare light echoes associated with the supernova 2016adj in the Iconic Dust Lane of Centaurus A