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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…

2 months ago

An Extremely Rare Gamma Ray Emitting Neutron Star Binary Has Been Found

The VERITAS collaboration recently discovered a binary system with a very high-energy gamma-ray neutron star, the rarest and most extreme…

1 year ago

Globular Clusters Might not be as Old as Astronomers Thought. Like, Billions of Years Younger

According to a new study by a team of astronomers, globular clusters are several billion years younger than previously thought.

2 years ago

For the First Time, Astronomers Have Found a Star That Survived its Companion Exploding as Supernova

Using the Hubble Space telescope a team of astronomers have found the companion of a supernova for the first time,…

2 years ago

That Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Probably Came From a Binary Star System

According to a new study by a team of Canadian astronomers, the interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua likely came from a binary…

2 years ago

The Sun Probably Lost a Binary Twin Billions of Years Ago

According to a new study by a research team from UC Berkeley and Harvard, our Sun may have had a…

3 years ago

We Finally Know why the Boomerang Nebula is Colder than Space Itself

New observations conducted a team of astronomers using the ALMA telescope have explained why the coldest object is so frigid!

3 years ago

Double Disc Found Feeding Each Other In Binary Star System

Deep within the Taurus Dark Cloud complex, one of the closest star-forming regions to Earth has just revealed one of…

5 years ago

Radio Telescopes Help Astronomers Tune In To Nova Generated Gamma Rays

Over two years ago, the Fermi-LAT Collaboration observed an "ear and eye opening" event - the exact location where a…

5 years ago

Can Tatooine Be Real?

We're familiar with the sky on Tatooine with its twin suns. But could a planet actually orbit two stars at…

6 years ago