Astronomers have found a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star with a rather chilly secret.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once thought to be in a class all by itself, astronomers have discovered the monster star's distant cousins.
NASA's infrared space telescopes have teamed together to seek out the heated glow created by the bow shocks from speedy 'runaway stars.'
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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