A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Next time you’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 →
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 →
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 →
Astronomers have spotted the telltale gamma rays from a supernova explosion, revealing its innermost secrets.
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 →
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 →
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