While examining a region where new stars are forming with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers found a surprise — an object that looks like a giant tornado in space. The apparent tornado is shaped by a cosmic jet packing a powerful punch as it plows through clouds of interstellar gas and dust.
Australian astronomers find the oldest Star: 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around 6,000 light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014