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Exploding stars scattered traces of iron over Antarctic snow - Science News
Exploding stars scattered traces of iron over Antarctic snow  Science News

Iron from outside the solar system has sprinkled down on Antarctica in recent years. Measurements of half a ton of snow turned up interstellar iron deposited ...


Scientists may have spotted a black hole and a neutron star colliding - Science Magazine
Scientists may have spotted a black hole and a neutron star colliding  Science Magazine

Gravitational-wave hunters may have spotted their most exotic quarry yet. On 14 August at 5:10:39 p.m. EDT, a trio of gigantic detectors in the United States and ...


Black hole devouring star: Scientists believe they detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star, causing ripples in space and time - CBS News
Black hole devouring star: Scientists believe they detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star, causing ripples in space and time  CBS News

About 900 million years ago, a black hole probably swallowed up a dead star. Last week, the resulting ripples in space and time were finally detected on Earth.


Astronomers Create 8 Million Baby Universes Inside a Computer and Watch Them Grow. Here's What They Learned. - Livescience.com
Astronomers Create 8 Million Baby Universes Inside a Computer and Watch Them Grow. Here's What They Learned.  Livescience.com

A team of astrophysicists has just spawned 8 million unique universes inside a supercomputer and let them evolve from just tots to old geezers. Their goal?


A Cosmic Rarity Found in Antarctic Snow - The Atlantic
A Cosmic Rarity Found in Antarctic Snow  The Atlantic

The isotope iron-60, produced when a star explodes, is hidden in some of Earth's most isolated places.


Stars may keep spinning fast, long into old age - Science News
Stars may keep spinning fast, long into old age  Science News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Stars may keep some of their youthful vigor as they age. Astronomers have spotted a star in its twilight years that spins much faster than ...


Scientists Detect First-Ever Collision Between Black Hole and Neutron Star - ExtremeTech
Scientists Detect First-Ever Collision Between Black Hole and Neutron Star  ExtremeTech

Scientists believe they've spotted a black hole gobbling up a neutron star for the first time ever. ...


Bits of Corpse from One of the Universe's Oldest Stars Found Inside Its 'Child' - Live Science
Bits of Corpse from One of the Universe's Oldest Stars Found Inside Its 'Child'  Live Science

Astronomers have detected evidence of one of the first stars to emerge after the Big Bang birthed the universe 13.8 billion years ago. They found traces of an ...


LIGO and Virgo probably spotted the first black hole swallowing up a neutron star - Science News
LIGO and Virgo probably spotted the first black hole swallowing up a neutron star  Science News

In a first, astronomers may just have detected gravitational waves from a black hole merging with a neutron star.


A 3-D map of stars reveals the Milky Way’s warped shape - Science News
A 3-D map of stars reveals the Milky Way’s warped shape  Science News

Like a misshapen potato chip, our home galaxy is warped. A new 3-D map brings the contorted structure of the Milky Way's disk into better view, thanks to ...


Scientists Discover Star Dust in Antarctic Snow - Inside Science News Service
Scientists Discover Star Dust in Antarctic Snow  Inside Science News Service

(Inside Science) -- A team of scientists hauled 500 kilograms of *fresh* snow back from Antarctica, melted it, and sifted through the particles that remained.


How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars? - Science Daily
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  Science Daily

A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around ...


Scientists find star dust in Antarctic snow - ABC News
Scientists find star dust in Antarctic snow  ABC News

Researchers in Antarctica turned up a large amount of a form of iron likely forged in nearby supernova explosions.


The Milky Way is shaped like a curvy potato chip - Science News for Students
The Milky Way is shaped like a curvy potato chip  Science News for Students

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is warped. It looks like a misshapen potato chip. And, there's a new 3-D map that brings the contorted structure of the Milky ...


Did this Woman Really Discover What 'the Universe is Made of'? - Snopes.com
Did this Woman Really Discover What 'the Universe is Made of'?  Snopes.com

We look deeply at viral claims about Cecilia Payne, one of the most influential and overlooked female astronomers in the history of science.


Early Reports Indicate We May Have Detected a Black Hole And Neutron Star Collision - ScienceAlert
Early Reports Indicate We May Have Detected a Black Hole And Neutron Star Collision  ScienceAlert

It looks like we've bagged another win for gravitational wave astronomy. A new gravitational wave detection is the best candidate yet for a type of cosmic ...


Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate - EurekAlert
Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate  EurekAlert

When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it's been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky Way ...


It's 2019, And Astronomers Just Discovered a New Type of Strange, Pulsing Star - ScienceAlert
It's 2019, And Astronomers Just Discovered a New Type of Strange, Pulsing Star  ScienceAlert

A star with an interrupted death sequence could be the progenitor of a type of star that's totally new to science. Astronomers have just discovered type of very ...


Relativistic redshift of the star S0-2 orbiting the Galactic Center supermassive black hole - Science Magazine
Relativistic redshift of the star S0-2 orbiting the Galactic Center supermassive black hole  Science Magazine

General relativity predicts that light emitted by an object in a strong gravitational field—for example, close to a black hole—should be shifted to longer ...


Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen: HADES experiment simulates colliding and merging neutron stars - Science Daily
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen: HADES experiment simulates colliding and merging neutron stars  Science Daily

It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal ...


We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say - Livescience.com
We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say  Livescience.com

Extraterrestrial life could glow in spectacular reds and greens. Why? To shield itself from punishing flares of UV radiation.


NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene’ that confused astronomers - Express.co.uk
NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene’ that confused astronomers  Express.co.uk

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this incredible picture of a dying star that confused astronomers who first encountered it.


A massive star completely destroyed by a supernova is puzzling scient - Astronomy Magazine
A massive star completely destroyed by a supernova is puzzling scient  Astronomy Magazine

A strange supernova spotted by the Gaia spacecraft has astronomers scratching their heads over what really happened when a massive star died.


Rocky 'Star Wars' exoplanet with three suns discovered - Fox News
Rocky 'Star Wars' exoplanet with three suns discovered  Fox News

A distant rocky exoplanet has gone one better than Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's home planet on “Star Wars,” which is famously depicted as having two suns in its ...


Dizzying Footage of Earth's Rotation Across The Night Sky Will Flip Your Perspective - ScienceAlert
Dizzying Footage of Earth's Rotation Across The Night Sky Will Flip Your Perspective  ScienceAlert

From where we stand here on Earth, it's easy to forget our planet is in constant motion. Most traditional time lapses of the Milky Way make it look as though the ...


Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth? - EarthSky
Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth?  EarthSky

According to a new study by astronomers, based on data from the Kepler Space Telescope, 1 in 4 sunlike stars should have a planet that's approximately ...


We May Finally Know Where Vicious 'Black Widow' Pulsars Come From - Livescience.com
We May Finally Know Where Vicious 'Black Widow' Pulsars Come From  Livescience.com

These little neutron stars have intensely magnetic poles, which could explain how they eat their twins.


Maybe Neutron Stars 'Glitch Out' So Much Because They're Full of Soup - Livescience.com
Maybe Neutron Stars 'Glitch Out' So Much Because They're Full of Soup  Livescience.com

About 5% of the universe's neutron stars 'glitch out' every few years, suddenly speeding up and slowing down for no apparent reason. A new study suggests the ...


What Is the Universe Made of? - Livescience.com
What Is the Universe Made of?  Livescience.com

What are the building blocks of everything that makes up the universe, and where did it all come from?


Production Sites of Stars are Rare - EurekAlert
Production Sites of Stars are Rare  EurekAlert

Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Obeservatory (NRO) 45-m telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3% of the total ...


This rocky 'super-Earth' may be a hard place for life to get a foothold - Science Magazine
This rocky 'super-Earth' may be a hard place for life to get a foothold  Science Magazine

When scientists go looking for life on distant exoplanets, they generally focus on rocky worlds the size of Earth. But most of these so-called super-Earths orbit, not ...


This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars - Popular Science
This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars  Popular Science

In a distant arm of the Milky Way—3700 light-years from Earth, to be exact—a massive, glowing plume of dust and gas takes the shape of a bird in flight.


Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise's Life Scanner - Livescience.com
Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise's Life Scanner  Livescience.com

When the crewmembers of the starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do is scan for life-forms. Here in the real world, ...


Analysis of a Strange Erupting Magnetar Hints Link With Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts - ScienceAlert
Analysis of a Strange Erupting Magnetar Hints Link With Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts  ScienceAlert

A magnetar that recently erupted with a storm of activity may have given us a lead on the mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs). According to a new analysis of the ...


Midsize Black Holes May Explain the Milky Way's Speediest Stars - Scientific American
Midsize Black Holes May Explain the Milky Way's Speediest Stars  Scientific American

Astronomers are puzzling over how some stars—so-called hypervelocity stars—can surpass the Milky Way's speed limits, moving fast enough to escape our ...


Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests - Livescience.com
Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests  Livescience.com

Three giant gamma-ray flares have been detected in the last 40 years. A new paper on magnetars cracking themselves open could explain why.


Big Bang theory wrong? Star older than Universe discovered - threat of ‘scientific crisis’ - Express.co.uk
Big Bang theory wrong? Star older than Universe discovered - threat of ‘scientific crisis’  Express.co.uk

THE Big Bang theory has been thrown into question after scientists discovered a star which appears to be older than the Universe itself – and it could lead to a ...


Decoded: The Number Of Earth-Like Planets Around Sun-Like Stars - Mashable India
Decoded: The Number Of Earth-Like Planets Around Sun-Like Stars  Mashable India

Astronomers are now studying the occurrence rates of Earth-like planets in solar systems that have a host star like Sun, according to research published in The ...


Robert Vanderbei: light — and stars — at the nexus of science and art - Community News Service
Robert Vanderbei: light — and stars — at the nexus of science and art  Community News Service

As a mathematician, Robert Vanderbei also likes to understand the physical properties of the objects he photographs. He is especially interested in how big the ...


Oxygen Facts | What is Oxygen and Where Does it Come From? - Popular Mechanics
Oxygen Facts | What is Oxygen and Where Does it Come From?  Popular Mechanics

Scientists at MIT are trying to figure out where the oxygen in the universe comes from, and how oxygen and carbon are made.


Science Requires Some Leaps, But No Faith - Yahoo Finance
Science Requires Some Leaps, But No Faith  Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When the universe was born, it was hostile to life. There wasn't even any carbon until after the first stars forged it from lighter elements.


Cosmic cataclysm: 'Renegade’ stars are exploding in never-seen-before phenomena - Express.co.uk
Cosmic cataclysm: 'Renegade’ stars are exploding in never-seen-before phenomena  Express.co.uk

The “renegade” star explosion has never before been witnessed and is set to revise our understanding of how most massive stars die. Although the European ...


Appliance of science: Why do stars twinkle? - Irish Examiner
Appliance of science: Why do stars twinkle?  Irish Examiner

By Dr Naomi Lavelle. We are taught that stars twinkle from a very young age when we hear “twinkle, twinkle, little star” — but why do stars twinkle and planets do ...


This unusual supernova made space scientists reassess the death of giant stars - The Indian Express
This unusual supernova made space scientists reassess the death of giant stars  The Indian Express

Observations from the SN 2016iet supernova led scientists and astronomers to rethink the way giant stars ended in the universe earlier.


What Is Dark Energy? - Livescience.com
What Is Dark Energy?  Livescience.com

Dark energy is an enigmatic phenomenon that acts in opposition to gravity and is responsible for accelerating the expansion of the universe. Though dark ...


Scientists share new details about mysterious 'ghost particle' - CNN
Scientists share new details about mysterious 'ghost particle'  CNN

Neutrinos, so-called "ghost particles" scattered across the universe, can be 10 million times lighter than the mass of an electron, according to a new study.


There Could Be Up to 10 Billion Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy Alone - ScienceAlert
There Could Be Up to 10 Billion Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy Alone  ScienceAlert

Our galaxy could be littered with warm, watery planets like Earth. That's the conclusion of researchers at Penn State University, who used data from NASA's ...


Indian Scientists Just Discovered 28 New Stars In The Milky Way - Mashable India
Indian Scientists Just Discovered 28 New Stars In The Milky Way  Mashable India

India has already made it big in the aerospace world with the grand launch of Chandrayaan-2. Now, Indian scientists have also taken a giant leap in ...


Faced with a Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn to Automation - Scientific American
Faced with a Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn to Automation  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 ...


Astronomers Uncover 39 Ancient Galaxies — Moving So Fast That Even Hubble Can't See Them - Livescience.com
Astronomers Uncover 39 Ancient Galaxies — Moving So Fast That Even Hubble Can't See Them  Livescience.com

There are ancient, massive galaxies haunting the dusty reaches of our universe, invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope. But now astronomers sifting through ...


Tom DeLonge’s UFO Organization Says It’s Obtained ‘Exotic’ Metals Unknown to Science - VICE
Tom DeLonge’s UFO Organization Says It’s Obtained ‘Exotic’ Metals Unknown to Science  VICE

It hasn't posted any proof yet, but the former Blink 182 singer's group says it is currently studying materials to see if they came from a UFO.


Stunning Hubble photo catches an aging star's giant ring of space gas - Mashable SE Asia
Stunning Hubble photo catches an aging star's giant ring of space gas  Mashable SE Asia

Just like people, stars get old. Also like people, aging stars release a lot of gas. This newly captured image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows us NGC ...


New Stars on the Cosmic Block Are Fast, Bright and Pulsating - Space.com
New Stars on the Cosmic Block Are Fast, Bright and Pulsating  Space.com

Astronomers have stumbled upon a new class of pulsating stars, which change brightness every 6 to 8 minutes with a range of around 10% — much faster and ...


NASA news: Hubble snaps a beautiful 'jewel box' of young stars lighting up the Milky Way - Express.co.uk
NASA news: Hubble snaps a beautiful 'jewel box' of young stars lighting up the Milky Way  Express.co.uk

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this incredible picture of a galactic “jewel box” lighting up a portion of the Milky Way galaxy.


Planets orbiting distant stars outside our solar system are potentially more habitable than Earth - The London Economic
Planets orbiting distant stars outside our solar system are potentially more habitable than Earth  The London Economic

Planets orbiting distant stars outside our solar system may have an even greater variety of life than earth, harbouring weird and wonderful aliens beyond our ...


Black hole fears: NASA’s prediction for Earth over Sun compressing into spacetime - Express.co.uk
Black hole fears: NASA’s prediction for Earth over Sun compressing into spacetime  Express.co.uk

NASA has a prediction for Earth after questions were raised about if the Sun could compress enough to form a black hole.


The life and breath of galaxies - Knowable Magazine
The life and breath of galaxies  Knowable Magazine

Scientists track gas through time and space to better understand how conglomerations of stars are born and die.


Indian scientists discover 28 new stars in Milky Way - Economic Times
Indian scientists discover 28 new stars in Milky Way  Economic Times

Scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) have discovered 28 new variable stars in the Milky Way galaxy.


NASA news: Hubble Telescope pictures reveal beautiful Pinwheel Galaxy with trillion stars - Express.co.uk
NASA news: Hubble Telescope pictures reveal beautiful Pinwheel Galaxy with trillion stars  Express.co.uk

NASA's incredible picture of M101 is one of the largest photos of a spiral galaxy the Hubble telescope has ever taken. The Pinwheel Galaxy or Messier 101 ...


Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements - MIT News
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  MIT News

With help from next-generation particle accelerators, a new MIT experiment may nail down the rate at which oxygen is produced in the universe.


Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet - EarthSky
Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet  EarthSky

For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why?


Ballarat Tech School hosts virtual reality star exploration for Science Week - Ballarat Courier
Ballarat Tech School hosts virtual reality star exploration for Science Week  Ballarat Courier

Travelling the galaxy to research ancient stars is hard enough for scientists, much less high schools in regional Victoria - but virtual reality is giving more ...


Baffling mystery: Star that’s older than the universe - NEWS.com.au
Baffling mystery: Star that’s older than the universe  NEWS.com.au

Astronomers are stumped over a star that appears to be older than the universe.


Perseids 2019: Dazzling meteor shower peaks tonight with up to 100 shooting stars an hour - Express.co.uk
Perseids 2019: Dazzling meteor shower peaks tonight with up to 100 shooting stars an hour  Express.co.uk

PERSEIDS 2019 – the annual meteor shower – peaks tonight, promising to scatter up to 100 meteors an hour throughout the night skies.


Astronomy news: How to see Orion the Hunter at night? Constellation to light up August sky - Express.co.uk
Astronomy news: How to see Orion the Hunter at night? Constellation to light up August sky  Express.co.uk

ASTRONOMY enthusiasts across the globe are excited about the arrival of Orion the Hunter – the most beautiful and instantly recognisable constellation to ...


New staging of Brecht's Life of Galileo speaks truth to power - Green Left Weekly
New staging of Brecht's Life of Galileo speaks truth to power  Green Left Weekly

Life of Galileo By Bertolt Brecht Adapted by Tom Wright Directed by Eamon Flack Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Until September 15. Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht's ...


MPs back Premier League star's call for social media firms to unmask racist trolls by verifying accounts - The Telegraph
MPs back Premier League star's call for social media firms to unmask racist trolls by verifying accounts  The Telegraph

Senior MPs have backed a Premier League star's call for social media firms to verify accounts with users' passports to stop racist online abuse. Manchester ...


ESA: Black holes emit mega-powerful 'UFO' blasts that reshape galaxies - Metro.co.uk
ESA: Black holes emit mega-powerful 'UFO' blasts that reshape galaxies  Metro.co.uk

Black holes emit powerful 'UFO' outbursts capable of altering the shape of massive galaxies, scientists from the European Space Agency have discovered.


Weekly Digest (August 19-23, 2019): Top Weather, Environment and Science Stories of the Week - The Weather Channel
Weekly Digest (August 19-23, 2019): Top Weather, Environment and Science Stories of the Week  The Weather Channel

Asim Bhalerao, the co-founder of Fluid Robotics. (Fluid Robotics). This Firm Uses Robots to Diagnose What's Ailing Sewage Pipelines. Fluid Robotics, a ...


Fringe review: For Science - Edmonton Journal
Fringe review: For Science  Edmonton Journal

For Science, 4.5 stars out of 5, Stage 5, King Edward Elementary School.


Asteroid Gold-Rush begins - Luxembourg in bid to become 'Silicon valley of space mining' - Express.co.uk
Asteroid Gold-Rush begins - Luxembourg in bid to become 'Silicon valley of space mining'  Express.co.uk

LUXEMBOURG became a world leader in satellite communication technologies in the 1980's, now it has set it's sights on becoming the 'silicon valley' of asteroid ...


Nearest Star System May Have a Second Planet - Eos
Nearest Star System May Have a Second Planet  Eos

In 2016, astronomers announced the discovery of a rocky, habitable, Earth-sized planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star beyond our solar system.


How The Rolling Stones, Robert Downey Jr and NASA named a Martian rock - The Pasadena Star-News
How The Rolling Stones, Robert Downey Jr and NASA named a Martian rock  The Pasadena Star-News

On Thursday, Robert Downey Jr. set Twitter ablaze with a cryptic message about a secret collaboration between the Rolling Stones, NASA and the Rose Bowl.


Space radio signals: What do EIGHT radio bursts mean for alien life hunt? - Express.co.uk
Space radio signals: What do EIGHT radio bursts mean for alien life hunt?  Express.co.uk

Scientists have discovered strange repeating radio bursts emerging from deep space, more than quadrupling the number of signals detected this year. The eight ...


Disney+ Unveils ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Sequel, ‘Muppets’ Short-Form, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ At D23 – Full List Of Streaming Service’s Programming - Deadline
Disney+ Unveils ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Sequel, ‘Muppets’ Short-Form, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ At D23 – Full List Of Streaming Service’s Programming  Deadline

Disney+ unveiled a slew of new *content* and talent at the D23 Expo Friday, including a Lizzie McGuire sequel, a Muppets short-form series, and more.


'The Matrix' reloads with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss - CNN
'The Matrix' reloads with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss  CNN

(CNN) Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will again reenter "The Matrix," starring in a third sequel to the 1999 science fiction film that's expected to begin ...


10 of the best and 10 of the worst Netflix originals that have come out this year, so far - Business Insider
10 of the best and 10 of the worst Netflix originals that have come out this year, so far  Business Insider

For several years, Netflix has been proving itself as a network to watch when it comes to original *content*. The streaming platform has released dozens of new ...


John Steinbeck's Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology - Smithsonian.com
John Steinbeck's Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology  Smithsonian.com

A legendary writer, a quirky biologist and their jolly adventure in the Sea of Cortez.


Great British Bake Off 2019 contestants: Meet the stars of GBBO this year - Mirror Online
Great British Bake Off 2019 contestants: Meet the stars of GBBO this year  Mirror Online

It's time to return to the Tent of The Great British Bake Off and now we can meet the bakers joining the 2019 series.


Massive superflares have been seen erupting from stars like the sun - Science News
Massive superflares have been seen erupting from stars like the sun  Science News

Older stars, like the sun, can still send out massive bursts of energy that can be seen from light-years away.


Dying stars called collapsars may forge much of the universe’s gold - Science News
Dying stars called collapsars may forge much of the universe’s gold  Science News

Spinning stars that collapse into black holes could help explain the origins of heavy elements such as gold and silver.


‘Science Stars’ apply STEM skills in Stamford - The Advocate
‘Science Stars’ apply STEM skills in Stamford  The Advocate

STAMFORD — Students collected crabs species from the inlet near Holly Pond at Cove Island Park on Tuesday in Stamford as part of Science Stars, a STEM ...


Snoopy and NASA Discover Space in New McDonald's Happy Meal - Space.com
Snoopy and NASA Discover Space in New McDonald's Happy Meal  Space.com

Kids can now join Astronaut Snoopy as he blasts off on NASA adventures with McDonald's new Happy Meal. The "Discover Space with Snoopy" Happy Meal, ...


No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals - Live Science
No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals  Live Science

While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don't seem to be — at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial ...


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 ...


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.


30 'Homeless' Binary Stars Spotted Drifting in the Void Outside Any Known Galaxy - Live Science
30 'Homeless' Binary Stars Spotted Drifting in the Void Outside Any Known Galaxy  Live Science

The universe may be full of binary stars that have been exiled from their home galaxies, thanks to one star's rowdy behavior.


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.


Scientists Spot Two Dead Stars Locked in a Dizzying Dance - Space.com
Scientists Spot Two Dead Stars Locked in a Dizzying Dance  Space.com

Two dead stars have been spotted rapidly whirling around one other, one eclipsing the other every 7 minutes. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ...


A new algorithm finds nearby stars that could host hidden worlds - Science News
A new algorithm finds nearby stars that could host hidden worlds  Science News

A new planet-hunting algorithm suggests that at least 9 percent of nearby stars could host planets orbiting out of sight — and the stars' chemistry could help find ...


Found: Oldest known stars in the Milky Way galaxy - National Geographic
Found: Oldest known stars in the Milky Way galaxy  National Geographic

Some of the twinkling stars that spangle Earth's skies are relics from the earliest beginnings of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have discovered. Formed ...


Exploding Stars May Have Put Humanity on Two Feet - Live Science
Exploding Stars May Have Put Humanity on Two Feet  Live Science

As human ancestors went from swinging through trees to walking on two legs, they may have received a boost from an unlikely source: ancient supernovas.


Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars - Science Daily
Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars  Science Daily

The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth.


Scientists Think They've Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold - Live Science
Scientists Think They've Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold  Live Science

Two astronomers think they've pinpointed the ancient stellar collision that gave our solar system its cache of precious gold and platinum — some of it, anyway.


15 Unforgettable Images of Stars - Live Science
15 Unforgettable Images of Stars  Live Science

Since the dawn of humanity, people have looked to the sky and marveled at the glittering lights above. With the advent of modern telescopes, scientists came to ...


Why Are Two Stars in Our Galaxy Suddenly Acting Very Strange? - Live Science
Why Are Two Stars in Our Galaxy Suddenly Acting Very Strange?  Live Science

There's a binary star system out there in the Milky Way, and it's acting very weird. "AG Draconis," as astronomers call it, is made up of two stars: a relatively cool ...


Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars - Science Daily
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars  Science Daily

Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research ...


Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets - Science News
Gaps in gas disks around stars may not always mark newborn planets  Science News

New research has prompted a rethink of the theory that gaps in planet-forming disks around young stars mark spaces where planets are being created.


'River of Stars' Streaming Through the Milky Way Was Hiding in Plain Sight for 1 Billion Years - Live Science
'River of Stars' Streaming Through the Milky Way Was Hiding in Plain Sight for 1 Billion Years  Live Science

One billion years ago, a cluster of stars formed in our galaxy. Since then, that cluster has whipped four long circles around the edge of the Milky Way. In that time ...


Hubble Telescope Reveals What 200 Billion Stars Look Like - Live Science
Hubble Telescope Reveals What 200 Billion Stars Look Like  Live Science

Two recent Hubble Space Telescope photographs offer stunning looks at huge numbers of stars.