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“Stellar Phenomena”

Aug 7, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A dying star has left behind a beautiful, if temporary, parting gift -- an expanding planetary nebula.
Jul 29, 2015 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Lithium has been detected in stellar material blasting away from an exploding star, possibly revealing the source of the basic element in young stars, thereby solving a mystery that has perplexed astronomers for decades.
Jul 10, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, researchers say.
May 5, 2015 08:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
May 4, 2015 11:59 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have added a new 3-dimensional perspective to the Hubble Space Telescope's dazzling view of the Eagle Nebula's famous 'Pillars of Creation.'
Apr 29, 2015 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have zoomed into an X-ray emission region immediately surrounding our galaxy's supermassive black hole and stumbled on a mysterious place where stars go to die.
Apr 10, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — and, potentially, planets — are forming just two light-years away from the colossal giant.
Mar 19, 2015 07:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
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