Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.
Tags: astrophysics space astronomy stars
"We don't know if this object is the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole, but either way it breaks a record."
Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology
"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."
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Has the Sun entered a stage of old age?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: exoplanets stars stellar-evolution the-sun solar-flare space-weather coronal-mass-ejection
The Milky Way may be catapulting stars into its outer galactic halo, researchers say. The finding could change how we think about how star systems are born.
Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology supernova
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