white dwarf stars

NSV 11749 – Born Again and Grown Old

[/caption] In 1996, a Japanese amateur astronomer discovered a new star in the constellation Sagittarius. Dubbed V4334 Sgr, astronomers initially…

12 years ago

Uncloaking Type Ia Supernovae

Type Ia supernovae... Right now they are one of the most studied - and most mysterious - of all stellar…

12 years ago

Milky Way Harbors “Ticking Time Bombs”

[/caption] According to new research, the only thing that may be keeping elderly stars from exploding is their rapid spin.…

12 years ago

Star Transforms Into A Diamond Planet

[/caption] "Remember when you were young... You shone like the sun." Four thousand light years away in the constellation of…

13 years ago

White Dwarf Stars Consume Rocky Bodies

[/caption] "I love rocky road... So won't you buy another gallon, baby..." Yeah. We all love rocky road ice cream,…

13 years ago