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This Star has been Kicked Out of the Milky Way. It Knows What It Did.

Every once in a while, the Milky Way ejects a star. The evicted star is typically ejected from the chaotic…

6 months ago

Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t

I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t understand dark matter. We do know for sure that something funny…

6 months ago

Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View

A new study by an international team reveals that Eta Carinae will soon be so bright that we won't be…

8 months ago

A New Technique to Figure Out How Old Stars Are

Our understanding of the universe, and of the Milky Way, is built on an edifice of individual pieces of knowledge,…

8 months ago

Bizarre Double Star System Flipped its Planetary Disk on its Side

An international research team recently found a binary star system with a debris disk that orbits around their poles.

8 months ago

Habitable Planets Around Red Dwarf Stars Might not get Enough Photons to Support Plant Life

A new study shows that planets orbiting red dwarf stars may not get enough radiation to support photosynthesis.

8 months ago

A Guide to Hunting Zombie Stars

Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat…

9 months ago

We May Soon Be Able To See the First, Supergiant Stars in the Universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire.…

10 months ago

Astronomers Finally Spot the Type of Star That Leads to Type 1C Supernovae

Thanks to a recently-observed supernova in a distant galaxy, astronomers have been able to find what type of star leads…

10 months ago