red giant

Why Do Red Giants Expand?

We know that the Sun will last another 5 billion years and then expand us a red giant. What will…

5 years ago

How Do You Jumpstart A Dead Star?

It's a staple of science fiction, restarting our dying star with some kind of atomic superbomb. Why is our Sun…

7 years ago

What Is The Future Of Our Sun?

Who knows what the future holds for our Sun? Dr. Mark Morris, a professor of astronomy at UCLA sure knows.…

7 years ago

Will The Sun Explode?

All stars die, some more violently than others. Once our own Sun has consumed all the hydrogen fuel in its…

7 years ago

The Last Outbursts of a Dying Star

As stars approach the inevitable ends of their lives they run out of stellar fuel and begin to lose a…

8 years ago

A White-Hot Relationship

  [/caption] Two stars have been discovered locked in a mutually-destructive embrace, a relationship that will end with both losing…

9 years ago

Planets and their Remnants around White Dwarfs

[/caption]While supernovae are the most dramatic death of stars, 95% of stars will end their lives in a far more…

10 years ago

Herschel Finds Water Around a Carbon Star

[/caption] There’s something strange going on around the red giant star CW Leonis (a.k.a. IRC+10216). Deep within the star’s carbon-rich…

10 years ago

What is the Life Cycle of Stars?

Like all living beings, stars have a life cycle, which consists of birth, a lifespan characterized by growth and change,…

12 years ago