Researchers Find Location of New Candidate to Solve the Mystery of Dark Energy

Astronomers have known for a while that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up, but the physics of this expansion is still a mystery. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has come up...
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How Could Stars Get Destroyed by Black Holes: New Study Shed Light

If a star ends up too close to a black hole, we know what's up next. The extreme tidal pulls destroy the star in a process known as TDEs (tidal disruption events), unleashing the last burst before the star's debris...

Massive Stream of Stars Proves Milky Way’s Violent History

When looking at the sky on a clear night, you might believe there is nothing else that can be as serene and peaceful as the view unfolding before your eyes. However, many of the seemingly peaceful stars are proof of...

Outstanding Hubble Image Reveals a Star’s Violent Death

A star's death is insanely wild and violent as it gets shattered with immense quakes, dropping massive amounts of stellar material out into the space surrounding it. Analyzing the gas and dust emitted during such events can help researchers better...

New Exoplanet Climate ‘Decoder’ Will Advance the Search for Alien Life

After analyzing a dozen types of suns and numerous planet surfaces, Cornell astronomers have come up with a practical model, or a decoder, to unravel climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in distant galaxies. "We looked at how different planetary...

The Sun Shows Peculiar Behavior in Comparison With Other Similar Stars in the Universe

The Sun is proving some unusual behavior, researchers have claimed: it seems to be very quiet in comparison to its galactic fellows. A new study used data collected by Kepler Space Telescope to draw a comparison between the brightness of...

Galaxies Merging Created a Spectacular Cosmic Fountain

​Spectacular photography captured by the famed Hubble Space Telescope was recently published by NASA on its Instagram account. The image depicts a stream of stars that resemble a fountain, shaped by galaxies engaging with one another. The subject of the...

Researchers Discover the First Pulsating White Dwarf in a Binary Star System

​International research led by astronomers from the University of Sheffield and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias​ has found a pulsating star in a binary star system, which will enable them to gain important data of the way stars like our...

Countless Protostars Discovered in the Orion Molecular Clouds

The majority of the stars in the Universe are chaperoned by planets, which are created in rings of dust and gas, known as protoplanetary disks. These rings also surround incredibly young stars, and researchers are curious as to when these...

A Binary System is Warping Space-Time in the Milky Way

Back in the summer of 2016, astronomers observed a star located 2,500 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation spark as if getting ready to blow off into a violent supernova. The following day, though, the star got back to its...