Some stars are just born with extremely magnetic personalities.
Shimmering deep inside a cosmic supervoid is MCG+01-02-015, a pristine galaxy that is the undisputed galactic loner of the universe.
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be 'proof' of the formation of exoplanets.
Like any crime scene, there's forensic evidence that can be used to work out who committed the deed and how it was done. This goes for 'crimes' on a cosmic scale too; particularly when a planet is being ripped to shreds by its host star.
There's something strange going on inside the protoplanetary disk of a nearby star and astronomers are at a loss to explain what it means.
As stars whip around our galaxy's supermassive black hole, they should generate their own special kind of 'sonic boom' -- could astronomers detect them?
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