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TESS is Also Helping Astronomers Study Bizarre Pulsating Stars

NASA's TESS, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has one main job: finding exoplanets. But it's also helping astronomers study a…

6 days ago

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Stars exhibit all sorts of behaviors as they evolve. Small red dwarfs smolder for billions or even trillions of years.…

3 months ago

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets

We tend to think of our Earthly circumstances as normal. A watery, temperate world orbiting a stable yellow star. A…

5 months ago

Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the…

6 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 – Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Sondy Springmann (@sondy)Beth Johnson (@planetarypan)Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Marina Kounkel, a postdoctoral…

8 months ago

Traces of One of the Oldest Stars in the Universe Found Inside Another Star

Despite all we know about the formation and evolution of the Universe, the very early days are still kind of…

10 months ago

Bizarre Star Could be the Result of Two White Dwarfs Merging Together

Stars live and die on epic time scales. Tens of millions of years, hundreds of millions of years, even billions…

1 year ago

Ep. 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 – Beyond Our System

We learned how to figure out the ages of objects in the Solar System, now we push out into the…

1 year ago

Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View

A new study by an international team reveals that Eta Carinae will soon be so bright that we won't be…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 513: Stellar Fusion

The Sun. It's a big ball of fire, right? Apparently not. In fact, what's going on inside of the Sun…

1 year ago