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Hubble Captures Tangled Remnants of a Supernova

December 4, 2018

This dark, tangled web is an object named SNR 0454-67.2. It formed in a very violent fashion —…
This is the Surface of a Giant Star, 350 Times Larger Than the Sun

January 25, 2018

When it comes to looking beyond our Solar System, astronomers are often forced to theorize about what they…
Best Ever Image of a Star’s Surface and Atmosphere

August 24, 2017

First map of motion of material on a star other than the Sun To the unaided eye the…
First Light for Band 5 at ALMA

December 22, 2016

New receivers improve ALMA’s ability to search for water in the Universe ALMA observes radio waves from the…
The Little Fox and the Giant Stars

June 1, 2016

New stars are the lifeblood of our galaxy, and there is enough material revealed by this Herschel infrared…
The Realm of Buried Giants

March 4, 2016

RCW 106 is a sprawling cloud of gas and dust located about 12 000 light-years away in the…
NASA’s Spitzer, Hubble Find “Twins” of Superstar Eta Carinae in Other Galaxies

January 7, 2016

Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, is best known for an enormous…
NuSTAR Finds Cosmic Clumpy Doughnut Around Black Hole

December 18, 2015

The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick, doughnut-shaped disks of gas and…
Aging Star’s Weight Loss Secret Revealed

November 27, 2015

Giant star caught in the act of slimming down VY Canis Majoris is a stellar goliath, a red…
Destroyed Star Rains Onto Black Hole, Winds Blow It Back

October 23, 2015

New details about what happens when a black hole tears apart a star have been gathered by a…
Why Do Red Giants Expand?

October 16, 2015

We know that the Sun will last another 5 billion years and then expand us a red giant.…
Sharp-eyed Alma spots a flare on famous red giant star

June 1, 2015

Super-sharp observations with the telescope Alma have revealed what seems to be a gigantic flare on the surface…
Magnetic fields help in formation of massive stars

January 21, 2015

Magnetic fields in massive dark clouds are strong enough to support the regions against collapse due to their…
VLT Spots Largest Yellow Hypergiant Star

March 13, 2014

ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has revealed the largest yellow star — and one of the ten largest…
How Massive May a Star Become?

December 5, 2013

Our Sun is neither the largest, nor the brightest, and certainly not the most massive of the known stars.…
Dying supergiant stars implicated in hours-long gamma-ray bursts

April 17, 2013

Three unusually long-lasting stellar explosions discovered by NASA’s Swift satellite represent a previously unrecognized class of gamma-ray bursts…
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