stars

star systems

Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
Runaway Stars

This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
exoplanets

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Becky Ferreira
12.14.18
blazars

This is How Many Photons Are in the Entire Observable Universe

Researchers from Clemson University used almost a decade of gamma ray data to map the entire observable universe for the very first time.
Caroline Haskins
11.29.18
ALIENS

Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds

“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Becky Ferreira
9.26.18
Science Solved It

It Took 600 Years to Figure Out This Mysterious, Exploding Ancient Star

Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.10.18
Space

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.18
gaia

Watch These Stunning Models of the Largest Star Map Ever Created

The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
Becky Ferreira
4.26.18
astrology

This AI Can Write Your Horoscope

But will it mean losing astrology's storytelling tradition?
Emma Paling
10.31.17
the final countdown

Astronomers Snap the Most Detailed Image of an Alien Star Yet

Life comes at you fast when you are a red supergiant star.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
Stellar TKO

Exploding Star Smashes Into Its Non-Exploding Star Friend

“The universe is crazier than science fiction authors have dared to imagine.”
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17
Hoth

Europa and Enceladus ‘Will Have No Habitable Period,’ Says Study on Ice Worlds

New research in Nature Geoscience predicts the hellish future fates of ice worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.
Becky Fereira
7.31.17
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