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A duo of young researchers have detected a "one of a kind" system of three stars, with the tertiary star that is thought to be sixteen times the mass of our own Sun. The system of stars is so bright, that when first found it was thought to be a stellar binary. But the luminous star system may hold a dark secret in... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a white dwarf star that is cannibalizing debris from the system's inner and outer reaches. It is the first time researchers have found a white dwarf star that is feeding off both rocky-metallic and icy material, the ingredients of planets. Astronomers used archival data... Read more...
Astronomers have confirmed that some "red giant" stars in a binary system are being diminished by their voracious neighbors in a new research paper. The team of researchers from the University of Sydney says the finding is critical in understanding the life of stars in the Milky Way. "Red giant" stars are plentiful... Read more...
A new study reveals an odd peculiarity of a massive shock wave traveling through a cloud of gas left behind by the stormy death of a star. Research suggests that part of it is traveling in the wrong direction. Cassiopeia A is a gas cloud, or nebula, left behind by a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia. The... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an infant star as it pitched a tantrum that sent an outburst of energy across the expanse of space. The energetic outburst consisted of an incandescent jet of gas travelling at supersonic speeds. As scientist continue to await the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to complete... Read more...
A team of astronomers have found evidence of an exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our own Sun. The discovery was made using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) in Chile. Last year NASA used a deep learning AI to discover 301 exoplanets that human eyes had previously missed. The... Read more...
NASA shared a photo of a cosmic dance between two stars that triggered thermonuclear explosions in deep space. The shock waves emitted from the blasts produced a gorgeous light show captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Astronomers and scientists are eagerly awaiting the moment that NASA's James Webb Space... Read more...
Astronomers are a bit puzzled over a mysterious object 4,000 light years away from Earth that is sending out giant bursts of energy. The object, first spotted in 2018, sent out radio waves three times per hour. An object located 4,000 light years away, or 24 quadrillion miles, from Earth may seem like a massive... Read more...