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“White Dwarfs”

Jun 25, 2015 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers may have discovered an exoplanet that has found the elixir to planetary youth, knocking billions of years off its age.
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.
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.
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, 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 →
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