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“Stellar Physics”

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 22, 2015 06:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As spotted by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, a binary star system 7,500 light-years away has undergone a violent stellar wrecking ball event.
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.
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.
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