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Astronomers are hoping to see the very first stars and galaxies in the Universe

Sometimes it's easy being an astronomer. When your celestial target is something simple and bright, the game can be pretty…

4 days ago

It Looks Like Betelgeuse was Dimming Because it was Dusty After All

It’s been said that dust built the Universe. And it turns out dust may be the culprit for building up…

4 weeks ago

Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again

After an usual period of dimming Betelgeuse is growing brighter. But no supernova yet.

1 month ago

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Stars exhibit all sorts of behaviors as they evolve. Small red dwarfs smolder for billions or even trillions of years.…

2 months ago

Betelgeuse is Continuing to Dim! It’s Down to 1.506 Magnitude

Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end…

3 months ago

Without a Magnetosphere, Planets Orbiting Flare Stars Don’t Stand a Chance

Earthlings are fortunate. Our planet has a robust magnetic shield. Without out magnetosphere, the Sun's radiation would've probably ended life…

4 months ago

Of the Two Stars in Alpha Centauri, One is Probably More Habitable than the Other

A new study has shown that the Alpha Centauri is not likely to support life and that one of its…

5 months ago

Tatooines everywhere? Many of the Exoplanets Already Discovered are in Multi-Star Systems

Right now, we know of about 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, mostly thanks to the Kepler mission. TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey…

5 months ago

The First Stars Formed Very Quickly

Based on a new study, it is possible that the first stars in our Universe formed about 1 billion years…

5 months ago

The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible

Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. There's an upper…

7 months ago