We can’t see this black hole, but observations have detected some of its effects like a sphere of superheated gas. A new study has now revealed the other side of the coin, a ring of comparatively cool gas around the black hole.

Researchers have discovered a highly unusual vertically-oriented protoplanetary disk orbiting around a four-star system.

Researchers have detected a protostar so massive, a star is forming around it — just like a planet would.

Two teams have independently discovered three different exoplanets forming in a star’s protoplanetary disk.

The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex is a group of nebulae and stellar nurseries positioned some 1,500 light years away from Earth. This is a place where new stars are born, but also apparently where they meet an early end.

How do you directly image a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy? Using a telescope with the effective size of the Earth.

No, for real, it’s called a Lyman-Alpha blob, and it’s way cooler than we thought. It’s not just a star nursery. It’s at the center of a swarm of nascent galaxies.

Astronomers have directly imaged a protoplanetary “snow line” for the first time, allowing them to see the point where water ice exists within an evolving solar system.

Radio interferometers high in the Atacama desert just provided us with some of the first direct evidence of how black holes feed — and it means we have to change our assumptions.

How much does that black hole a few galaxies over weigh? Astronomers might be able to tell you now.