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Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks
Science & Tech  (tags: Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA, Distant planets, Universe, Stars, Photo-Reverberation, Light echos )

Steve
- 65 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
- 77 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
- 112 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.
Cannibalism' Between Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Stars )

Michael
- 142 days ago - spacedaily.com
Stars may not accumulate their final mass steadily, as was previously thought, but in a series of violent events manifesting themselves as sharp stellar brightening.
Cool Dwarf Star Shows Off Super Strong Magnetic Field
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, dwarf star, stars, sun, magnetic, magnetic fields, discovery )

Michael
- 220 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
- 291 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
- 325 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
- 357 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
- 390 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
- 483 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
- 495 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
- 509 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
- 544 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
- 544 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
- 567 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.
 

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