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Astronomers Have a New Way to Find Exoplanets in Cataclysmic Binary Systems

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis and BK Lyncis? No, they're not members of a boy…

2 months ago

Hubble Sees a Surviving Companion Star After its Partner Went Supernova

When stars die they’re often not alone, and for the first time astronomers have found a companion to a supernova,…

4 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…

5 months ago

Planets Have Just Started to Form in This Binary System

Astronomers have watched the young binary star system SVS 13 for decades. Astronomers don't know much about how planets form…

7 months ago

A Second Generation of Planets can Form Around a Dying Star

When young stars coalesce out of a cloud of molecular hydrogen, a disk of leftover material called a protoplanetary disk…

8 months ago

Incredible Image Shows Twin Stellar Jets Blasting Out of a Star-Forming Region

Young stars go through a lot as they're being born. They sometimes emit jets of ionized gas called MHOs—Molecular Hydrogen…

8 months ago

Astronomers Discover a Totally New Kind of Nebula

Most Universe Today readers are familiar with nebulae. They're gaseous structures lit up with radiation from nearby stars, and they're…

9 months ago

Astronomers See a Star Crash Through the Planetary Disk of Another Star

What causes an otherwise unremarkable star to become over 100 times brighter? That's a question astronomers have been pondering since…

9 months ago

Many Sunlike Stars Gobbled up Some of Their Planets

New research shows that other sunlike stars in our galaxy aren't so kind to their planets. Up to a quarter…

1 year ago

A Nearby White Dwarf Might be About to Collapse Into a Neutron Star

A white dwarf star has been found that's more massive than our Sun, but about the same size as our…

1 year ago