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New Planets Could Have Life, But If Not - Blame the Dwarf!
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, red dwarfs, stars, solar systems )

Freya
- 60 days ago - tmz.com
Dr. Tyson told us the science community is ecstatic over NASA's discovery. Truth is, even non-scientists are geeking out. So, here's the bad news.
A Star Is Hurtling Towards Our Solar System and Could Knock Millions of Asteroids Straight Towards Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: space, stars, threats to Earth )

Freya
- 107 days ago - businessinsider.com
Researchers have known for a while that a star called Gliese 710 is headed straight for our solar system, but they've now worked out precisely when it should arrive.
How Many Suns Can a Planet Have?
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, cosmos, Universe, planets, stars, Tatooine )

Freya
- 273 days ago - space.com
A strange alien world with three suns in its sky has just been discovered, but it didn't break any records. There are a handful of other known exoplanets with three host stars, and quite a few out there with two suns.
Are We Really All Made of Stars?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, stars )

Nelson
- 295 days ago - livescience.com
The theory that everyone and everything on Earth contains star particles
Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks
Science & Tech  (tags: Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA, Distant planets, Universe, Stars, Photo-Reverberation, Light echos )

Steve
- 364 days ago - nasa.gov
A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal uses data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes to determine the distance from a star to the inner rim of its surrounding protoplanetary disk.
A Lost 1917 Image Shows the Earliest Evidence of Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: space, exoplanets, stars )

Freya
- 377 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Even major scientific institutions need to reassess the stuff that's piled up in their basements once in a while. The Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena recently did so and found evidence of the earliest observation of a planetary system outside our...
NASA K2 Mission - The Kepler Space Telescopes Second Chance to Shine
Science & Tech  (tags: Kepler space telescope, NASA Ames Research Center, Planet Hunting, Moffett Field, Supernova, Neptune, Stars, Universe )

Steve
- 412 days ago - nasa.gov
A severe malfunction had robbed the planet-hunting Kepler of its ability to stay pointed at a target without drifting off course. The solution? Using the pressure of sunlight to stabilize the spacecraft so it could continue to do science.
Cool Dwarf Star Shows Off Super Strong Magnetic Field
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, dwarf star, stars, sun, magnetic, magnetic fields, discovery )

Michael
- 520 days ago - iflscience.com
Size doesn't matter when it comes to magnetism in stars. Astronomers have discovered an ultra-cool red dwarf star with an average magnetic field comparable to the strongest field produced by the Sun during peak activity.
PhD Student Finds Two Massive Stars With Magnetic Fields In A Binary System
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, Epsilon Lupi, stars, binary stars, science, research )

Michael
- 591 days ago - iflscience.com
A new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society announces the discovery of a unique stellar object: Two massive stars with magnetic fields within a binary system.
100,000 Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: stars, solar system, Space Exploration, astronomy, interesting, space )

Roger
- 625 days ago - stars.chromeexperiments.com
just discovered this new app on Chrome, I do hope you will like it
A Bizarre Five-Star System Has Been Found That Doesn't Look Like Anything We'Ve Seen Before
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, binary stars, space, discovery )

Michael
- 656 days ago - iflscience.com
An extremely rare five-star system has been found that astronomers say is the first of its kind. It is unique for having two sets of two stars in relatively close orbit around a common center of gravity, and a fifth star near one of the pairs.
NASA Eyes On Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: nasa, news, NewTechnology, Cosmos, planets, stars, interesting, research, science, space, study, computers, astronomy )

Mari
- 690 days ago - eyes.nasa.gov
NASA computer program that allows you to see all the planets they've discovered around other stars!
Newly-Discovered Planet Has Four Parent Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, space, discovery, research, nasa )

Michael
- 782 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
- 795 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
- 808 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.
 

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