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“Stellar Phenomena”

Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Nov 4, 2014 06:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Oct 27, 2014 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Oct 27, 2014 09:50 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
The expanding fireball of a nova explosion has been observed in unprecedented detail for the first time.
Sep 30, 2014 11:59 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Sep 25, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Next time you’re swimming in the ocean, consider this: part of the water is older than the sun.
Sep 23, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
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