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Astronomers Find the Oldest Planetary Nebula

Planetary nebulae are short-lived "leftovers" of sun-like stars. Most of these "star ghosts" only last—at most—about 25,000 years. Usually, their…

5 months ago

Millisecond Pulsar Discovered In Rare Triple Star System

If you’re looking for something truly unique, then check out the cosmic menage aux trois ferreted out by a team…

9 years ago

Looking Into The Green Eye Of Planetary Nebula IC 1295

Located on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the ESO's Very Large Telescope was busy using the…

10 years ago

Dwarf Star

[/caption] A dwarf star is a star that is not a giant or supergiant … in other words, a dwarf…

13 years ago

Astronomers Find Type Ia Supernova Just Waiting to Happen

Type Ia supernovae are a mystery because no one can predict when or where one might occur. But astronomers are…

13 years ago

What Are The Different Types of Stars?

Stars come in many different sizes, colors, and types, and understanding where they fit in the grand scheme is important…

14 years ago