binary star system

The Debate Continues. Do Wide Binaries Prove or Disprove MOND?

The term dark matter was coined back in 1933 and since then, the hunt for it has been well and…

5 months ago

Misaligned Binary Star Systems are Rogue Planet Factories

Astronomers are discovering that free-floating, rogue planets are common in the Milky Way. Hundreds were recently found in the Orion…

8 months ago

What’s the Link Between Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae? It Might Be Binary Stars

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most violent events in the universe. Some have a power output equivalent to…

9 months ago

Two Stars Orbiting Each Other So Closely They Could Fit Inside the Sun

Astronomers have discovered a pair of star-like objects orbiting each other extremely quickly, with an entire ‘year’ lasting just 1.9…

11 months ago

Slimmed Down Red Giants Had Their Mass Stolen By a Companion Star

Millions of stars that can grow up to 620 million miles in diameter, known as 'red giants,' exist in our…

2 years ago

You’re Looking at an Actual Image of a White Dwarf Feeding on Material from a Larger Red Giant, 650 Light Years from Earth.

The SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope captured this image of a white dwarf feeding…

6 years ago

Binary Stars Orbiting Each Other INSIDE a Planetary Nebula

An international team of astronomers recently observed an unexpected sight, a binary star system that is set to collide and…

6 years ago

A Brown Dwarf Prevented a Regular Star from Going Through its Full Life Cycle

A team of Brazilian astronomers recently made an unexpected discovery, a binary system consisting of a low mass-white dwarf with…

7 years ago

Exploding Binary Stars Will Light Up the Sky in 2022

A team from Calvin College, Michigan have discovered a binary pair of stars that will eventually collide and explode in…

7 years ago

Famed Pair of Stars Closer To Earth Than We Imagined

If you're a semi-serious amateur astronomer, chances are you've heard of a variable pair of stars called SS Cygni. When you…

11 years ago