Magnetic fields in space clouds feed young stars

Research helps solve some of the mysteries about how stars come to be and to what extent molecular clouds in interstellar space play a role.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space stars science-and-technology

Team finds brand new type of black hole

"Astronomers were making bets if such black holes existed or not, and people believed they could not exist, but we found it."

U. Florida • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology

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

Mystery object could be heavy star or light black hole

"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."

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology

Watch ‘supernova machine’ mimic swirls from exploding stars

A new machine can mimic the swirls that the blast of a supernova explosion creates. Check out the show for yourself.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: space stars featured science-and-technology supernova

Way before stars form, space clouds hold building blocks of life

"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."

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: evolution space life stars science-and-technology gases dust

Can space rocks on a distant asteroid explain Earth’s water?

Tiny meteoroids on a far off asteroid could explain how we got both water and "stardust" on Earth.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space water stars asteroids science-and-technology

Astronomers say exoplanet was actually a dust cloud

The exoplanet Fomalhaut-b likely never was, say astronomers. Their work suggests an expanding cloud of dust instead.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space exoplanets planets stars science-and-technology dust

Milky Way may fling stars from its center

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.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology supernova

The ‘queen of supernovas’ is the brightest ever

Researchers have discovered the brightest supernova ever seen, dubbing it the "queen of supernovas," It's twice as bright as a regular supernova.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space stars supernova uncategorized

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