Mystery over monster star's vanishing act

A huge star has disappeared - did it become a black hole?

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space astronomy stars chile

Betelgeuse: Nearby supergiant star's dimming explained

Astronomers say big cool patches on the Betelgeuse star likely drove its surprise dimming last year.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy stars

Hubble telescope's Universe revealed in 3D

New techniques are being used to transform images from Hubble into spectacular 3D visualisations.

By David Briggs • bbcnews
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space astronomy space-exploration galaxies stars milky-way hubble-telescope the-universe 3d-technology

Huge 'space snowman' is two merging stars

Researchers have discovered an unusual ultra-massive snowman-shaped star with an atmospheric composition never seen before.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
March 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: stars

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Jan. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space planets meteorites stars

Vast 'star nursery' region found in our galaxy

Astronomers find a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "star nurseries".

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space astronomy space-exploration stars

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