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Astronomers Observe a Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth and See Two Separate Flares Coming off its Surface

A team of Canadian astronomers viewed an eclipsing binary pulsar and used the gas as an "interstellar lens" to capture…

4 years ago

Where’s the Line Between Massive Planet and Brown Dwarf Star?

Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new…

4 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…

5 years ago

This is Kind of Sad. Astronomers Find a Failed Star Orbiting a Dead Star

A study by a team of international astronomers spotted something truly rare - a failed star orbiting a star near…

5 years ago

A Planet With A 27,000 Year Orbit & That’s Just Where The Strangeness Begins

In the far-flung system of CVSO 30, two planetary candidates have been found with very different orbits - presenting new…

6 years ago

Can Stars Be Cold?

Stars are hot, we know that, everyone knows that. But are there “cold stars”? It all depends on what you…

6 years ago

Three New Earth-sized Planets Found Just 40 Light-Years Away

Three more potentially Earthlike worlds have been discovered in our galactic backyard, announced online today by the European Southern Observatory. Researchers using the…

6 years ago

By Jove: Our 2016 Guide to Jupiter at Opposition

Get ready for Jupiter's opposition for the year, with our complete guide to observing the largest planet in 2016.

6 years ago

Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy ‘Super-Jupiter’

Astronomers use the Hubble Space Telescope to pin down the rotation rate of an exoplanet 170 light years from Earth…

6 years ago

What is the Biggest Planet in the Solar System?

Ever since the invention of the telescope four hundred years ago, astronomers have been fascinated by the gas giant of…

7 years ago