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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‚Äôs Very Large Telescope captured this image of a white dwarf feeding…

3 years ago

Split-Personality Pulsar Switches From Radio To Gamma-Rays

Another snapshot of our strange universe: astronomers recently caught a pulsar -- a particular kind of dense star -- switch…

8 years ago

Young Planets Migrated In Double-Star Systems, Model Shows

Binary star systems are downright dangerous due to their complex gravitational interactions that can easily grind a planet to pieces.…

8 years ago

Cosmology in the Year 1 Trillion

[/caption]Much of what is known today about the birth of the cosmos comes from astronomical observations at high redshifts. Due…

11 years ago

How Much Do Binary Stars Shape Planetary Nebulae?

[/caption]  Planetary nebulae come in a dazzling array of shapes, from spherical shells of gas, to blobby structures barely containing…

11 years ago

T-Dwarf Stars Finally Reveal Their Mysterious Secrets

[/caption] Astronomers have recently discovered an exotic star system which has shed some light on the mass and age of…

11 years ago

Podcast: Binary Stars

Did you know that our Solar System is a rarity with its single star? Astronomers believe that most star systems…

13 years ago