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Feb 3, 2016 01:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star with a rather chilly secret.
Jan 25, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An orphan planet free-floating in space more than 100 light-years from Earth may have a parent star after all, though the relationship could hardly be considered close.
Jan 22, 2016 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
All good parties, no matter how good-natured, will inevitably leave behind some damage -- and this also rings true for young stars letting off some steam in a star-forming nebula.
Jan 14, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A network of small, ground-based telescopes hunting the night-time skies for transient supernovas fished out a whopper -- a one-of-a-kind cosmic explosion that at its peak blasted out more light than 50 times all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Jan 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars.
Jan 6, 2016 06:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Once thought to be in a class all by itself, astronomers have discovered the monster star's distant cousins.
Jan 6, 2016 08:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's infrared space telescopes have teamed together to seek out the heated glow created by the bow shocks from speedy 'runaway stars.'
Dec 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
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