Is there a "hole" in the universe?
Eridanus Void. The area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by its gravitational pull. There were also no signs of black holes that might have gobbled up the matter once present in the region.
Previously-Unseen Binary Companions To Very Young Protostars : Revealed - Studying gas-enshrouded young stars roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth, a team of astronomers discovered previously unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars. Image : National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Space image Pillars of creation by Matthias Hauser
Pillars of Creation space image. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebulas Pillars of Creation. Digital enhanced picture that looks amazing as large print or poster: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/space-image-pillars-of-creation-matthias-hauser.html Credit for the original image: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team
The many newborn stars that lie within the dark nebula band that separates the Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula, in a very narrow band of infrared, showing the stars being born "on a string." This image proves that while the two nebulae look separated by the dark nebula band, they are actually connected and are one.
Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System - ALMA Examines Ezekiel-like “Wheel in a Wheel” of Dust and Gas
For the first time, researchers have detected a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be responsible for sustaining a second, smaller disc of planet-forming m