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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…

3 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 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…

9 years ago

Distant Star Goes Disco

A disco inferno in space? Astronomers have been keeping an eye on an unusual star that unleashes a burst of…

9 years ago

“Impossible” Binary Star Systems Found

Astronomers think about half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are, unlike our Sun, part of a binary…

10 years ago

Watch Titan Occult a Binary Star System

[/caption] Scott Kardel from the Palomar Observatory just posted something extremely cool on his Palomar Skies website. Back in 2001,…

11 years ago

Giant Magnetic Loop Stretches Between Two Stars

[/caption] Using a collection of radio telescopes, astronomers have found a giant magnetic loop stretched outward from one of the…

12 years ago

Forming Planets Around Binary Stars

[/caption] Fanciful science fiction and space art frequently depict the lovely visage of a twin sunset where a pair of…

12 years ago