Supermassive black holes feast on vast reservoirs of hydrogen
A stellar nursery bubbles up in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Vast clouds of hydrogen aglow in early cosmos
Adaptive optics ‘tomography’ provides Hubble-class images
Relativity passes another test, this one beyond the Milky Way
Peering into the shrouded heart of a luminous Seyfert galaxy
Astronomers locate isolated neutron star beyond our galaxy
New images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighbouring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The pictures have allowed astronomers to identify an elusive stellar corpse buried among filaments of gas left behind by a 2000-year-old supernova explosion.