Like any crime scene, there's forensic evidence that can be used to work out who committed the deed and how it was done. This goes for 'crimes' on a cosmic scale too; particularly when a planet is being ripped to shreds by its host star.
Astronomers may have discovered an exoplanet that has found the elixir to planetary youth, knocking billions of years off its age.
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.
The expanding fireball of a nova explosion has been observed in unprecedented detail for the first time.
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 →
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 →
Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.
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 →
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