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Stellar Evolution

Bizarre Star Could be the Result of Two White Dwarfs Merging Together

Stars live and die on epic time scales. Tens of millions of years, hundreds of millions of years, even billions…

3 months ago

Can You Spot a Planetary Nebula from a Few Blurry Pixels? Astronomers Can – Here’s How

A planetary nebula is one of the most beautiful objects in the universe. Formed from the decaying remnants of a…

3 months ago

The Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf Ever Found has Bizarre Dust Rings Around it

A citizen scientist recently discovered a white dwarf star that has multiple dust rings, a finding which could force a…

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…

7 months ago

In the far Future our Sun will Turn Into a Solid Crystalline White Dwarf. Here’s How it’ll Happen

New research using some of the latest Gaia mission data has revealed what happens to stars like our Sun once…

7 months ago

Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life

New research from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ESO's Very Large Telescope is dampening some of the enthusiasm in…

7 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…

8 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.…

9 months ago

Scientists are Using Artificial Intelligence to See Inside Stars Using Sound Waves

How in the world could you possibly look inside a star? You could break out the scalpels and other tools…

9 months ago