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Newly-Discovered Planet Has Four Parent Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, space, discovery, research, nasa )

Michael
- 81 days ago - iflscience.com
Earth only has one parent star, but other planets exist in systems much different than our own. Binary star systems are more common than single stars, and though planets in triple star systems are more rare, they are not unheard of.
The Universe's Oldest Stars Were Late Bloomers
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, space, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, history, environment, discovery, computers, astronomy, cosmology, universe, stars, Planck satellite )

Darren
- 94 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The Planck satellite reveals the universe's first stars formed more than a hundred million years later than previously believed
Earliest Stars 150 Million Years Younger Than Previously Believed
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, nasa, stars, Planck, ESA, research, science, interesting )

Michael
- 107 days ago - iflscience.com
The latest data from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope revealed that the earliest known stars in the universe likely appeared 150 million years later than previously believed.
Two Orange Dwarf Stars To Reach The Solar System Might Wipe Out Human Race
Science & Tech  (tags: space, stars, doomsday, threats to Earth )

Freya
- 142 days ago - au.ibtimes.com
Some would say that the given time frame is truly a long stretch from today. However, the big threat that the phenomena might cause makes the study worth considering as it will have direct effect to future humanity.
Nearby Star Is On A Collision Course With Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, stars, sun, solar system, space, Oort Cloud, research )

Michael
- 143 days ago - iflscience.com
There's a 90 percent chance that a nearby star will be approaching Earth within the next half million years. Known as Hipparcos 85605, the stellar dwarf is currently 16 light years away from us, and it could come as close as 0.13 light years away.
Astronomers Spot Massive Blue Stars Beginning To Merge
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, astronomy, nasa, research, stars )

Michael
- 165 days ago - iflscience.com
In the Giraffe constellation 13,000 light-years away, MY Camelopardalis is a massive binary system made up of two blue (that is, very hot and very bright) stars. They're so close, they're about to merge into a supermassive star.
Half Of All Stars Could Exist Outside of Galaxies
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, galaxies, rogue stars, discovery, nasa, space )

Michael
- 197 days ago - iflscience.com
Stars and planets are regarded as existing nicely within galaxies. We know that every now and again there are events that fling a star outside of the galaxy, doomed to wander the universe alone, but it was previously assumed to be relatively rare.
Astronomers Solve Supernova Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, supernova, stars, discovery, research, science, space, nasa )

Michael
- 237 days ago - iflscience.com
The companion star responsible for triggering an unusual sort of supernova has been identified after 20 years of searching, confirming our ideas on how these events occur.
Row Reignites Over Distance of Pleiades Star Cluster
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, cosmology, science, pleiades, stars, cluster, esa, measurement, gaia )

Darren
- 269 days ago - nature.com
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Stars )

Michael
- 404 days ago - earthsky.org
Here's a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe - including our sun - that you probably didn't know!
SMA Unveils How Small Cosmic Seeds Grow Into Big Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Stars )

Michael
- 446 days ago - spacedaily.com
The full paper is available on line or by clicking on the link at the bottom of the article.
Alien Earths: Why Life on Other Worlds Would Be Far Weirder Than Us
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, space exploration, stars )

Freya
- 465 days ago - theverge.com
Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system.
Strange Star Chemistry May Reveal Secrets of Planetary Disks
Science & Tech  (tags: space, stars, planetary disks )

Freya
- 466 days ago - space.com
A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming disks may be more complicated than previously thought.
Oldest Known Star Discovered By Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, science, research, space, stars )

Michael
- 468 days ago - cbc.ca
Australian astronomers have found the oldest known star in the universe, a discovery that may help to resolve a long-standing discrepancy between observations and predictions of the Big Bang billions of years ago.
Fast and Furious: Violent Short-Lived Stars Stunt Galaxy Growth
Science & Tech  (tags: Chile, galaxies, stars, science, research, NewTechnology, space, study, fascinating )

Giana
- 669 days ago - news.yahoo.com
New observations by a powerful telescope in Chile have revealed clues into why some galaxies experience a frenetic period of rapid star birth, only to see those stellar newborns starve future generations of stars.
 

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