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“White Dwarfs”

Oct 6, 2014 07:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Trace quantities of hydrogen in white dwarf atmospheres has baffled astronomers -- could its presence be down to raining comets from exo-Oort clouds? Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 08:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mass and gravity are intimately related, so it stands to reason that the link between the Higgs boson and gravity is just as fundamental -- now astronomers are looking to the stars to actually test the finer details of this relationship. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.
Feb 26, 2014 12:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has slewed in the direction of M82 to snap this dreamy portrait of SN 2014J, the closest supernova to erupt in recent decades. Continue reading →
Jan 22, 2014 03:58 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
A Type 1a supernova has been spotted in our galactic back yard inside M84, a galaxy only 12 million light-years from the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have made the first direct detection of water in a rocky body that once orbited a sun-like star.
Jul 3, 2013 04:41 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomy lets us peer into some of the strangest corners of physics in a way that are incredibly hard (or impossible) to reproduce in a laboratory setting. For example, a recent discovery of pulsations from a massive white dwarf star … Continue reading →
May 9, 2013 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has discovered rocky remains of planetary material 'polluting' the atmospheres of two white dwarfs. Continue reading →
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