Star

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…

10 years ago

Could Jupiter Become A Star?

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995, and proceeded to study the giant planet for almost 8…

10 years ago

Stars Boil Before They Blow Up, Says NuSTAR

Supernovas are some of the most energetic and powerful events in the observable Universe. Briefly outshining entire galaxies, they are…

10 years ago

Watch a Star Blast Out Waves of Light

6,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Puppis an enormous star pulses with light and energy, going through the first…

11 years ago

How Does a Star Form?

We owe our entire existence to the Sun. Well, it and the other stars that came before. As they died,…

11 years ago

How Long Will Life Survive on Earth?

Life has existed on Earth for billions of years, appearing shortly after the planet had cooled and liquid water became…

11 years ago

We Are Made of Stardust

This brief quote by the late Carl Sagan is wonderfully illustrated in the beautiful and poignant short film "Stardust," directed…

11 years ago

Behold! Hubble’s Heavenly Holiday “Ornament”

Planetary nebula NGC 5189 as seen by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) It may be just…

12 years ago

A New Species of Type Ia Supernova?

Artist’s conception of a binary star system that produces recurrent novae, and ultimately, the supernova PTF 11kx. (Credit: Romano Corradi…

12 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…

12 years ago