Dying star ashes hold clues to carbon in Milky Way

New research sheds light on how and when stars in our galaxy made carbon, "ending up within the raw material from which the sun and its planetary system..."

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space carbon stars science-and-technology white-dwarfs

Massive white dwarf may actually be two stars

A massive white dwarf star with a bizarre atmosphere is actually two stars that merged. They just narrowly missed exploding into a supernova, researchers say.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space stars science-and-technology supernova white-dwarfs

Starlight alone can tear asteroids into pieces

Like a real life version of the game Asteroids, the majority of stars will become so luminous that their light causes asteroids to break into smaller bits.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space light stars asteroids science-and-technology white-dwarfs

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