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.
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There's a protective bubble around our solar system called the heliosphere. New research may bridge the divide between two major theories.
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The star Betelgeuse dimmed 40% last year, fueling popular speculation that the red supergiant would soon explode as a massive supernova.
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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.
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The Habitable-zone Planet Finder has confirmed the existence of an exoplanet that is likely close in size to Neptune, only 100 light years from Earth.
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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.
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