white dwarf stars

Dark Matter Could Be Annihilating Inside White Dwarfs

Astronomers still don't know what dark matter is, but one of its characteristics is that it has a small "cross…

9 months ago

Astronomers Have a New Way to Find Exoplanets in Cataclysmic Binary Systems

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis and BK Lyncis? No, they're not members of a boy…

2 years ago

A New Kind of Stellar Explosion Has Been Discovered: Micronovae

The most energetic explosions in the Universe come from stars called supernovae. These galactic bombs have the energy of about…

2 years ago

Astronomers Watch a Nova Go From Start to Finish for the First Time

A nova is a dramatic episode in the life of a binary pair of stars. It's an explosion of bright…

4 years ago

Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on…

6 years ago

Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way

Using data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, a team of scientists have found evidence that indicates that thousands of black…

6 years ago

Closest Star Around A Black Hole Discovered

Imagine being caught in the clutches of a black hole, being whirled around at dizzying speeds and having your mass…

7 years ago

What Strange Places Are Habitable?

Everywhere we look on Earth, we find life. Even in the strangest corners of planet. What other places in the…

10 years ago

Rare White Dwarf Systems Do A Doubletake

For those of us who remain forever fascinated by astronomy, nothing could spark our imaginations more than a cosmic curiosity.…

10 years ago

Hubble Observes Planet-“Polluted” Dead Stars In Hyades

For those of us who practice amateur astronomy, we're very familiar with the 150 light-year distant Hyades star cluster -…

11 years ago