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A cosmic flare called the 'Cow' may reveal a new way that stars die - Science News
A cosmic flare called the 'Cow' may reveal a new way that stars die  Science News

A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf being eaten by a black hole.


Earth's Sun Will Turn into a Pure Crystal Ball Before It Dies - Live Science
  1. Earth's Sun Will Turn into a Pure Crystal Ball Before It Dies  Live Science
  2. Thousands of stars turning into crystals  Science Daily
  3. Billions of stars across space are turning into enormous crystals  The Independent
  4. Ancient stars crystalise into twinkling diamond-like spheres, scientists show for first time  Telegraph.co.uk
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Four Types of Stars That Will Not Exist for Billions or Even Trillions of Years - Smithsonian
Four Types of Stars That Will Not Exist for Billions or Even Trillions of Years  Smithsonian

According to models of stellar evolution, certain types of stars need longer than the universe has existed to form.


Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time: Mysteriously bright glow of this summer's 'Cow' event gained international interest - Science Daily
Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time: Mysteriously bright glow of this summer's 'Cow' event gained international interest  Science Daily

After combining several imaging sources, including hard X-rays and radiowaves, a team now speculates that the telescopes captured the exact moment a star ...


Young science stars turn food waste into cutlery, grow plants on moon and help improve memory - Independent.ie
Young science stars turn food waste into cutlery, grow plants on moon and help improve memory  Independent.ie

As pressure mounts to find ways to eliminate single-use plastic, two innovative students may have found one answer after developing a way of turning food ...


'Silent Sky' tells story of behind-the-scenes science stars - Chicago Tribune
'Silent Sky' tells story of behind-the-scenes science stars  Chicago Tribune

Would you sacrifice one part of life for another? That's just what women like Henrietta Leavitt did at the dawn of the 20th century. And by doing so, made history.


If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of 'Tabby' Star,' They Aren't Using Lasers to Do It - Live Science
If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of 'Tabby' Star,' They Aren't Using Lasers to Do It  Live Science

The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian's star — is not looking promising. The star's unusual dimming events have ...


TJC science center to host lunar eclipse, ‘Love Under the Stars’ events - Tyler Morning Telegraph
TJC science center to host lunar eclipse, ‘Love Under the Stars’ events  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The moon, stars and science exploration will be front and center for a variety of upcoming events at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC.


Watch this sea star bounce to get around - Science Magazine
Watch this sea star bounce to get around  Science Magazine

Some sea stars can coordinate their thousands of “feet” to leap instead of crawl.


Scientists Say: Exomoon - Science News for Students
Scientists Say: Exomoon  Science News for Students

This is a moon that orbits a planet found outside our solar system. Planets that orbit stars other than our sun, such as Alpha Centauri, are known as exoplanets.


Huge New Solar Telescope Shares Science Excitement with Neighboring Schools - Space.com
Huge New Solar Telescope Shares Science Excitement with Neighboring Schools  Space.com

As construction wraps up on a state-of-the-art solar telescope on Maui in Hawaii, astronomers share the instrument's science with local middle schoolers.


New talent: the rising stars of culture, science and food 2019 - The Guardian
New talent: the rising stars of culture, science and food 2019  The Guardian

A film director bringing women's stories to the fore; a chef serving up vegan Afro-Caribbean classics… plus activism, art and jazz – we profile the hottest new ...


Has LIGO Seen Galaxy-Warped Gravitational Waves? - Scientific American
Has LIGO Seen Galaxy-Warped Gravitational Waves?  Scientific American

Announced by the LIGO collaboration in February 2016, the discovery of ripples in spacetime known as gravitational waves was momentous enough to merit the ...


Scientists may have seen birth of a black hole for first time ever - The Independent
Scientists may have seen birth of a black hole for first time ever  The Independent

Scientists might have seen a black hole being born for the first time ever. A mysterious bright object that lit up the night sky could have been a black hole or ...


Next up: Ultracold simulators of super-dense stars: Physicists are first to laser cool neutral plasma - Science Daily
Next up: Ultracold simulators of super-dense stars: Physicists are first to laser cool neutral plasma  Science Daily

Physicists have created the world's first laser-cooled neutral plasma. The research opens a frontier where experimental atomic and plasma physicists can coax ...


Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell to speak Jan. 25 - Penn State News
Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell to speak Jan. 25  Penn State News

Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, will present the spring 2019 Science Achievement ...


Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere - 9 Unanswered Questions - Screen Rant
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere - 9 Unanswered Questions  Screen Rant

Star Trek: Discovery's season 2 premiere brings Captain Pike aboard and begins a new mission that also creates some huge new mysteries and questions.


Tiny satellites could be 'guide stars' for huge next-generation telescopes: Researchers design CubeSats with lasers to provide steady reference light for telescopes investigating distant planets - Science Daily
Tiny satellites could be 'guide stars' for huge next-generation telescopes: Researchers design CubeSats with lasers to provide steady reference light for telescopes investigating distant planets  Science Daily

Date: January 4, 2019; Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Summary: Researchers design CubeSats with lasers to provide steady reference light for ...


Signals from space: Five theories on what they are - BBC News
Signals from space: Five theories on what they are  BBC News

Mysterious signals have been picked up from distant galaxies. When fast radio bursts or FRBs, as they are called, reach Earth's telescopes they shine brightly for ...


System has four stars and a planet-forming disk oriented vertically - Ars Technica
System has four stars and a planet-forming disk oriented vertically  Ars Technica

Models and observations indicate that both stars and planets form as a cloud of material collapses into a disk. If the process proceeds in an orderly manner, then ...


Primitive life is possible on nearby exoplanet, scientists say - CNN
Primitive life is possible on nearby exoplanet, scientists say  CNN

Astronomers believe that recently discovered super-Earth Barnard's star b, only six light-years away, might be able to support life.


Japan start-up planning to sell “shooting stars on demand” launched their first satellite - ZME Science
Japan start-up planning to sell “shooting stars on demand” launched their first satellite  ZME Science

A Tokyo-based startup offering “shooting stars on demand” just launched their first satellite into space this Friday. Lena Okajimac. Image credits. An Epsilon-4 ...


Bizarre Superfluid Could Explain the Existence of the Modern Universe - Live Science
Bizarre Superfluid Could Explain the Existence of the Modern Universe  Live Science

Back in the first moment of the universe, everything was hot and dense and in perfect balance. A new quantum experiment aims to show how that changed.


Nazca REVELATION: How ancient Incas used ASTRONOMICAL knowledge in major breakthrough - Express.co.uk
Nazca REVELATION: How ancient Incas used ASTRONOMICAL knowledge in major breakthrough  Express.co.uk

ASTRONOMICAL knowledge was used by the Incas to identify solstices, seasonal changes, and the best time for sowing and harvesting, resulting in the ancient ...


Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory - Sky & Telescope
Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory  Sky & Telescope

New studies are challenging the core accretion theory, the primary model astronomers use to understand how worlds form in our solar system and beyond.


'Statistics anxiety' is real, and new research suggests targeted ways to handle it - Science Daily
'Statistics anxiety' is real, and new research suggests targeted ways to handle it  Science Daily

A new study uses an analytical technique called 'network science' to determine factors contributing to statistics anxiety among psychology majors.


Scientists just launched a balloon in Antarctica that will study distant stars - BGR
Scientists just launched a balloon in Antarctica that will study distant stars  BGR

We're all pretty familiar with spacecraft like the Hubble telescope giving us lovely glimpses of distant stars, but you don't have to strap a telescope to a rocket in ...


Video: Local teen stars on Science Channel show - KSFY
Video: Local teen stars on Science Channel show  KSFY

Allie Weber is a Sioux Falls teen who stars in the series with host Adam Savage and five other kids on MythBusters Jr.


​This story is rated five stars! | Stanford School of Engineering - Stanford Report
​This story is rated five stars! | Stanford School of Engineering  Stanford Report

If we see a slew of five-star reviews for a restaurant or vendor on eBay, we assume it really is excellent. Unfortunately, online customer ratings increasingly ...


The Vatican’s Astronomer on God and the Stars - The Wall Street Journal
The Vatican’s Astronomer on God and the Stars  The Wall Street Journal

The pope's chief stargazer, Br. Guy Consolmagno, discusses what the Wise Men saw, how to deflect an asteroid, and why science and faith are more than ...


Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected - BBC News
Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected  BBC News

Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of ...


Citizen scientists discover strange new world that pro astronomers missed - NBC News
Citizen scientists discover strange new world that pro astronomers missed  NBC News

With help from a dead spacecraft, citizen scientists just discovered an alien world that professional astronomers had overlooked. The newfound exoplanet orbits ...


Shooting stars...on demand: Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors - RTL Today
Shooting stars...on demand: Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors  RTL Today

A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said. A start-up ...


Now we know how fast a black hole spins when it shreds a star - Mashable
Now we know how fast a black hole spins when it shreds a star  Mashable

A team of astrophysicists used energy pulses from a distant black hole to gauge how quickly the black hole spun.


Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone ...


WATCH: Exclusive look at Glass shows the science behind the superhumans - SYFY WIRE
WATCH: Exclusive look at Glass shows the science behind the superhumans  SYFY WIRE

On January 18, the world of superheroes will be shattered. M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals — 2000's ...


We Just Got The Most Detailed Photo Ever of Our Neighbour, The Triangulum Galaxy - ScienceAlert
We Just Got The Most Detailed Photo Ever of Our Neighbour, The Triangulum Galaxy  ScienceAlert

If you look just to the right of the northern constellation of Triangulum, you'll see a faint smudge in the night sky. That's the Triangulum Galaxy, and it's 3 million ...


Scientists detect mysterious repeating signals from deep, deep space - Mashable
Scientists detect mysterious repeating signals from deep, deep space  Mashable

To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens. But for just the second time, a team of astronomers detected a flash of repeating of radio waves emanating from ...


Measuring all the light there is to see, or not - Livemint
Measuring all the light there is to see, or not  Livemint

Scientists have managed to calculate all the light generated throughout the history of the universe by measuring the extragalactic background light.


New insights into pion condensation and the formation of neutron stars - Science Daily
New insights into pion condensation and the formation of neutron stars  Science Daily

Performing studies on a doubly magic isotope of tin, researchers have shown that the pion condensation should occur at around two times normal nuclear ...


Try not to lose sleep over dark energy, okay? - Scienceline
Try not to lose sleep over dark energy, okay?  Scienceline

It's not dark energy's fault that you're up at 2 a.m. binging on Netflix — unless you're an astrophysicist, in which case your insomnia is fully justifiable.


Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97 - CNN
Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97  CNN

Legendary Broadway star Carol Channing has died, her publicist, Harlan Boll, told CNN on Tuesday.


The first suspected exomoon may remain hidden for another decade - Science News
The first suspected exomoon may remain hidden for another decade  Science News

The discoverers of the first evidence for a moon orbiting a planet around a distant star are still trying to confirm the object's existence.


Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals new theory - Express.co.uk
Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals new theory  Express.co.uk

OUMUAMUA, the mysterious object which become the first object ever spotted in our solar system to have originated from outside it, is a spaceship from another ...


Orion Nebula Is Scene of Epic Star Battle - HowStuffWorks
Orion Nebula Is Scene of Epic Star Battle  HowStuffWorks

Deep inside the Orion Nebula, an epic battle of stellar supremacy is being duked out. Learn more at HowStuffWorks.


'Vampire facials’: Victoria Beckham and the new bloody beauty trends - The Guardian
'Vampire facials’: Victoria Beckham and the new bloody beauty trends  The Guardian

The former Spice Girl has drained her own blood to fashion a £1200 pot of moisturiser, but what about the millennial victims of the rich's quest for eternal youth?


Star-shredding, supermassive black hole spins at half the speed of light - Science Magazine
Star-shredding, supermassive black hole spins at half the speed of light  Science Magazine

In a distant galaxy, many millions of years ago, a black hole spinning at half the speed of light ripped apart a star, Mashable reports. After devouring it, the black ...


Blood moon, solar eclipse, and more top stargazing events of 2019 - National Geographic
Blood moon, solar eclipse, and more top stargazing events of 2019  National Geographic

Get ready to witness amazing eclipses, a rare planetary transit, and more celestial wonders in the new year.


Stars flung from their home galaxies could shed light, help us “see” dark matter - Firstpost
Stars flung from their home galaxies could shed light, help us “see” dark matter  Firstpost

The technique gives astronomers the most accurate measurements of dark matter made so far.


Why you definitely want to be on Star Trek: The Cruise IV - Boing Boing
Why you definitely want to be on Star Trek: The Cruise IV  Boing Boing

I've just returned home from Star Trek: The Cruise, a truly extraordinary fan event for lovers of Science, Science Fiction, and the future. You really want to be on ...


Computer simulation sheds new light on colliding stars - The Indian Express
Computer simulation sheds new light on colliding stars  The Indian Express

Scientists have created a 3D computer model depicting in unprecedented detail the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars. Advertising. The study ...


Rising stars: Meet the young West Australians lighting up our future - The West Australian
Rising stars: Meet the young West Australians lighting up our future  The West Australian

Meet our State's top talent - they are bright, young and passionate. And it could be you.


Andre 3000 Stars Alongside Robert Pattinson in Upcoming Film 'High Life': See the Trailer - Billboard
Andre 3000 Stars Alongside Robert Pattinson in Upcoming Film 'High Life': See the Trailer  Billboard

Andre 3000 is hitting the big screen in the spring, starring with Robert Pattinson in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, High Life.


Alien theories understandable after mysterious signals, say scientists - The Guardian
Alien theories understandable after mysterious signals, say scientists  The Guardian

Fast radio bursts have caused more suspicion about extraterrestrial activity.


The Ultimate Viewing Guide To 2019's Pan-American Supermoon Lunar Eclipse - Forbes
The Ultimate Viewing Guide To 2019's Pan-American Supermoon Lunar Eclipse  Forbes

When, where, and how to get the most out of this year's only total lunar eclipse.


A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula - EdexLive
A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula  EdexLive

On the third death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, we speak to his friends from the Ambedkar Students Association on how things have changed and what they ...


Physicists stimulate Hawking radiation from optical analogue of a black hole - physicsworld.com
Physicists stimulate Hawking radiation from optical analogue of a black hole  physicsworld.com

Stephen Hawking liked to claim that, if his most famous prediction had been verified experimentally, he would have won a Nobel prize. The prediction was that, ...


Scorching Jupiters could type near their stars - Infosurhoy
Scorching Jupiters could type near their stars  Infosurhoy

Giant planets circling their suns in a matter of days could form in place, rather than migrating inward, as previously thought. HotJupiterESA. Today, astronomers ...


Did Supernovas Kill Off the Monster Shark Megalodon? - Quanta Magazine
Did Supernovas Kill Off the Monster Shark Megalodon?  Quanta Magazine

A new study suggests that subatomic particles called muons streamed through the atmosphere and fatally irradiated megafauna like the monster shark ...


Our Language Affects What We See - Scientific American
Our Language Affects What We See  Scientific American

Does the language you speak influence how you think? This is the question behind the famous linguistic relativity hypothesis, that the grammar or vocabulary of ...


We regret to inform you that aliens are probably not trying to talk to us - Vox
We regret to inform you that aliens are probably not trying to talk to us  Vox

Radio signals from deep space — and a controversial interview by a Harvard astrophysicist — have people wondering, once again, whether or not we're alone ...


Modeling the Climates of Worlds Beyond Earth - Eos
Modeling the Climates of Worlds Beyond Earth  Eos

Scientists are applying climate models to distant planets to determine their habitability.


Eclipse 2019: Incredible conjunction of Jupiter and Venus HOURS after lunar eclipse - Express.co.uk
Eclipse 2019: Incredible conjunction of Jupiter and Venus HOURS after lunar eclipse  Express.co.uk

HOURS after the Super Blood Wolf Moon has risen in the night sky, an incredible conjunction of planets Jupiter and Venus will be visible.


Lego's Epic 'Apocalypseburg' Echoes Iconic Sci-Fi Scene for 'The Lego Movie 2' - Space.com
Lego's Epic 'Apocalypseburg' Echoes Iconic Sci-Fi Scene for 'The Lego Movie 2'  Space.com

You can re-enact the climactic scene of 1968's "Planet of the Apes" with Charlton Heston's astronaut character screaming on the beach next to the Statue of ...


Seeding the Milky Way with Life Using Genesis Missions - Universe Today
Seeding the Milky Way with Life Using Genesis Missions  Universe Today

When exploring other planets and celestial bodies, NASA missions are required to abide by the practice known as “planetary protection“. This practice states that ...


Hubble sees the brightest quasar in the early Universe - Hubble Space Telescope at ESA
Hubble sees the brightest quasar in the early Universe  Hubble Space Telescope at ESA

9 January 2019. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early Universe. After 20 years of searching, ...


11 Rising Stars of Science - Scientific American
11 Rising Stars of Science  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


Science stars of East Asia - Nature.com
Science stars of East Asia  Nature.com

From artificial intelligence to infectious diseases, top researchers in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are making big impacts on the ...


Weird Science Stars in Ig Nobel Awards: Watch Live Tonight - Live Science
Weird Science Stars in Ig Nobel Awards: Watch Live Tonight  Live Science

Who will take home this year's Ig Nobels, the world's most unusual science prizes?


13 Hyperfast, Alien Stars Are Invading the Milky Way - Live Science
13 Hyperfast, Alien Stars Are Invading the Milky Way  Live Science

Have you ever seen a shooting star? No, not a micrometeorite flaring to a crisp in Earth's atmosphere — an actual star, careening out of its orbit at millions of ...


Doctor Rapp - The Atlantic
Doctor Rapp  The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Dr. Sherman Hershfield woke up one morning and was surprised to ...


Cold, Dark Stars Lurking in the Universe Could Act Like Single Giant Atoms - Live Science
Cold, Dark Stars Lurking in the Universe Could Act Like Single Giant Atoms  Live Science

Mysterious axion stars, if they exist, could form in as short a period as 10 million years, new computer simulations suggest.


Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars - The New York Times
Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars  The New York Times

A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.


How many stars are there in the whole galaxy? - Popular Science
How many stars are there in the whole galaxy?  Popular Science

When you gaze up into the night sky, there are thousands of stars you can see without any help from a telescope. That might sound like a lot. But those stars are ...


Massive star system primed for intense explosion - Science Magazine
Massive star system primed for intense explosion  Science Magazine

A star system in our galaxy could give us a ringside seat for one of the brightest lightshows in the universe. And, with luck, it won't wipe out all life on our planet.


Megapixels: Two stars in a fight to the death - Popular Science
Megapixels: Two stars in a fight to the death  Popular Science

Two stars are locked in a fight to the death a mere 650 light-years from Earth. A new camera system on the Very Large Telescope zoomed in on the action.


Neutron stars may contain the universe's strongest material - Science News
Neutron stars may contain the universe's strongest material  Science News

Simulations suggest that the theoretical substance known as nuclear pasta is 10 billion times as strong as steel.


YouTube’s biggest science stars meet in Alabama - AL.com
YouTube’s biggest science stars meet in Alabama  AL.com

YouTube helped fund the first ThinkerCon, a gathering of its educational stars and their fans, in Huntsville this weekend.


Science stars at Britton - Morgan Hill Times
Science stars at Britton  Morgan Hill Times

Britton Middle School eighth grader Ben Hayes was looking for a good reason to get dirty and play down by the creek. So when it was time to decide on his ...


How to Watch the Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, Plus a Supermoon - Teachable Moments - NASA/JPL Edu News
How to Watch the Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, Plus a Supermoon - Teachable Moments  NASA/JPL Edu News

Looking up at the Moon can create a sense of awe at any time, but those who do so on the evening of January 20 will be treated to the only total lunar eclipse of ...


Exploding Stars Helped Kill Earth's Ancient Sea Monsters, New Study Suggests - Live Science
Exploding Stars Helped Kill Earth's Ancient Sea Monsters, New Study Suggests  Live Science

Did an ancient supernova kill the Earth's biggest sharks? A new astrobiology study says such a theory may not be as unlikely as it sounds.


What's behind China's space programme expansion - BBC News
What's behind China's space programme expansion  BBC News

China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, but that is not the limit of its ambitions.


Asteroseismic detection of latitudinal differential rotation in 13 Sun-like stars - Science Magazine
Asteroseismic detection of latitudinal differential rotation in 13 Sun-like stars  Science Magazine

The Sun rotates faster at its equator than at its poles. This process is known as differential rotation and is seen in the motion of sunspots. Helioseismology has ...


The first observed wimpy supernova may have birthed a neutron star duo - Science News
The first observed wimpy supernova may have birthed a neutron star duo  Science News

Scientists have spotted a faint, fast supernova for the first time, possibly explaining how pairs of dense stellar corpses called neutron stars form.


The campaign against vaccination - The Economist
The campaign against vaccination  The Economist

JENNY ARDUINI only ever wanted the best for her young son. The 36-year-old mother from Emilia-Romagna in Italy read that the government was banning ...


A gamma-ray determination of the Universe's star formation history - Science Magazine
A gamma-ray determination of the Universe's star formation history  Science Magazine

How many stars have formed in the Universe, and when did they do so? These fundamental questions are difficult to answer because there are systematic ...


Scientists discover new 'pinwheel' star system: Finding raises new questions about 'star deaths' - Science Daily
Scientists discover new 'pinwheel' star system: Finding raises new questions about 'star deaths'  Science Daily

An international team of scientists has discovered a new, massive star system -- one that also challenges existing theories of how large stars eventually die.


Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang - Science Daily
Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang  Science Daily

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe's oldest stars, made almost entirely of materials spewed from the Big Bang.


Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests - Live Science
Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests  Live Science

Alien civilizations could use Dyson spheres to draw energy from distant stars, and the missing starlight might give them away.


Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster - Science Daily
Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster  Science Daily

The way they move belies the true ages of the almost 3000 stars populating one of the richest star clusters known. Astronomers recently discovered the stars all ...


Astronomers may have spotted the birth of a neutron star - Science News
Astronomers may have spotted the birth of a neutron star  Science News

For the first time, astronomers may have watched a massive stellar explosion give rise in real time to a superdense dead star called a neutron star.


Hints of Oort clouds around other stars may lurk in the universe's first light - Science News
Hints of Oort clouds around other stars may lurk in the universe's first light  Science News

A thick sphere of icy debris known as the Oort cloud shrouds the solar system. Other star systems may harbor similar icy reservoirs, and those clouds may be ...


30 Under 30 In Science 2019: Mapping The Future From The Stars To Our DNA - Forbes
30 Under 30 In Science 2019: Mapping The Future From The Stars To Our DNA  Forbes

Devaki Raj is just one example of the extraordinary members of this year's 30 Under 30 In Science list, all of whom are doing important and groundbreaking ...


Rising Stars in EECS supports women in electrical engineering and computer science - MIT News
Rising Stars in EECS supports women in electrical engineering and computer science  MIT News

For women in engineering, getting ahead sometimes means trying to be “one of the guys.” That's why Margarita Paz Castro says she enjoyed attending Rising ...


Space Pirates Take Warning: This 'Skull and Crossbones Nebula' Is Full of Gas and Baby Stars - Live Science
Space Pirates Take Warning: This 'Skull and Crossbones Nebula' Is Full of Gas and Baby Stars  Live Science

Nestled in the constellation Puppis is the Skull and Crossbones Nebula, and it will haunt your dreams, matey.


New images reveal how an ancient monster galaxy fueled furious star formation - Science News
New images reveal how an ancient monster galaxy fueled furious star formation  Science News

Scientists were able to see the abundance of star-forming gas and dust in a giant galaxy from when the universe was less than 2 billion years old.


Astronomers spot another star that flickers like Tabby's star - Science News
Astronomers spot another star that flickers like Tabby's star  Science News

The irregular flickering of star VVV-WIT-07 is reminiscent of Tabby's star, which brought speculation of alien megastructures.


Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planets - Science Daily
Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planets  Science Daily

Flares from the youngest red dwarfs surveyed are 100 to 1000 times more energetic than when the stars are older. This younger age is when terrestrial planets ...


Where’s Our Warp Drive to the Stars? - The New York Times
Where’s Our Warp Drive to the Stars?  The New York Times

In the sci-fi franchise “Star Trek,” the U.S.S. Enterprise zips back and forth across the universe, propelled by a “warp drive.” Sadly for fans of space travel, that ...


Scientists spot two massive stars creating a pinwheel of dust - Ars Technica
Scientists spot two massive stars creating a pinwheel of dust  Ars Technica

A massive star is ejecting material at two different speeds as it spins rapidly.