Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading â†’
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading â†’
The morphology of a baby star's magnetic field is thought to impact the evolution of any planetary system -- and now astronomers have gained an insight to how complex these fields can be. Continue reading â†’
The expanding fireball of a nova explosion has been observed in unprecedented detail for the first time.
A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Next time youâ€™re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.
Some young sun-like stars generate an odd infrared signal that is likely caused by interactions with neighboring stars, producing powerful stellar winds. Continue reading â†’
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading â†’
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