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“Stellar Phenomena”

Feb 23, 2015 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
Feb 17, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but that doesn't mean there won't be fireworks.
Feb 11, 2015 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying an otherwise 'boring' galaxy over a billion light-years from Earth have been surprised to see a powerful storm erupt from its core.
Jan 30, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
This mesmerizing observation by the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 7714 in a state of turmoil.
Jan 28, 2015 03:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hiding deep inside the Gum Nebula, some 1,300 light-years from Earth, are a collection of mysterious objects that look like comets -- but they're certainly NOT comets.
Jan 13, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy recently spit out the largest X-ray flare ever seen in that region.
Jan 13, 2015 06:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, the mass of a binary pulsar pair has been precisely measured, but it was a race against time before the extreme gravitational warping of spacetime caused one of the dense objects to blip out of view.
Jan 5, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Steele Wotkyns, Guest Contributor
Measuring the age of stars has been a notoriously difficult proposition, but now astronomers can pin down stellar chronology to a better precision than ever.
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