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“Stellar Phenomena”

Aug 28, 2014 04:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Approximately 10 million years ago, a nearby cluster of stars erupted as a violent series of supernovae and, according to new observations, the million degree plasma from these powerful detonations surround the solar system today. Continue reading →
Aug 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have spotted the telltale gamma rays from a supernova explosion, revealing its innermost secrets.
Aug 26, 2014 06:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading →
Aug 26, 2014 01:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This thick cloud of dust and gas may look like a dark and foreboding corner of our galaxy, but it is actually a region of star birth that exhibits a smorgasbord of stellar phenomena. Continue reading →
Aug 25, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
Aug 20, 2014 06:01 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have gotten an unprecedented look into two beautiful stellar nurseries, revealing a dramatic display of glowing gases and some of the most massive -- and violent -- stars in the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Aug 11, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The stellar nursery that produced our solar system separated out from the rest of the galaxy some 30 million years before the sun was born, new research shows.
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