Massive stars

Even Really Massive Stars Seem to Have Planets

Can planets form around massive, hot stars? Some astronomers think they can't. According to the evidence, planets around stars exceeding…

8 months ago

We’re Made of Starstuff. Especially From Extremely Massive Stars

A new study shows how massive young stars create the kind of organic molecules that are necessary for life. A…

2 years ago

The Most Massive Neutron Star has been Found. It’s ALMOST the Most Massive Neutron Star That’s Even Possible

Neutron stars are the end-state of massive stars that have spent their fuel and exploded as supernovae. There's an upper…

3 years ago

Astronomers Identify the Largest Yellow “Hypergiant” Star Known

A stellar monster lurks in heart of the Centaur. A recent analysis of a star in the south hemisphere constellation of…

8 years ago

Seeing Red: Hunting Herschel’s Garnet Star

Quick, what’s the reddest star visible to the naked eye? Depending on your sky conditions, your answer may well be…

9 years ago

The Milky Way Galactic Disk – Forever Blowing Bubbles

[/caption] Score another one for citizen science! In a study released just days ago, a new catalog containing over five…

11 years ago

Cooking Up Stars In Cygnus X

[/caption] Thanks to the incredible infra-red imagery of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, we're able to take a look into a…

11 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – How Big Is Big?

[/caption] You may have seen one of these astronomical scale picture sequences, where you go from the Earth to Jupiter…

11 years ago

Massive Stars Start Life Big… Really BIG!

[/caption] It might be hard to believe, but massive stars are larger in their infant stage than they are when…

11 years ago

SOFIA Reveals Star-Forming Region W40

[/caption] Around 1957 light years away, a dense molecular cloud resides beside an OB star cluster locked in a massive…

11 years ago