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'Oldest Star' Found From Iron Fingerprint
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, research, space, study, Australia, astronomers, oldest star )

- 1806 days ago -
Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.
New Ultradense Planet Found; Astronomers Baffled
Science & Tech  (tags: New, Ultradense, Planet Found, Astronomers, Baffled )

- 2524 days ago -
A newly discovered planet 4,000 light-years away is just too dense. Dubbed CoRoT-20b, the planet is thought to be a gas giant about four-fifths the size of Jupiter and orbits close to a sunlike star. Despite the new planet's relatively diminutive size,
"Death Dance" Stars Found--May Help Prove Einstein Right
Science & Tech  (tags: Einstein, stars, collision, astronomers )

- 2741 days ago -
A pair of aging stars discovered 3,000 light-years away is locked in a "dance" of death--a union that will end in their collision and a possible supernova, astronomers say.
New Supernova Remnant Lights Up: SN1987A Shines Again
Science & Tech  (tags: New Supernova, Remnant Lights, Astronomers, Science )

- 2778 days ago -
In 1987, light from an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, reached Earth. Named Supernova 1987A, it was the closest supernova explosion witnessed in almost 400 years,
How to Spot a Spinning Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: black hole, radiation, telescopes, astronomers )

- 2898 days ago -
An international group of astronomers and physicists has found that rotating black holes leave an imprint on passing radiation that should be detectable using today's most sensitive radio telescopes.
The Leonid Meteor Shower Revealed: Shooting Star Show's Brilliant History
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, astronomers, USA, history, humans, interesting, meteors, science, scientists, space )

- 2986 days ago -
The Leonid meteor shower is back this month but there's a long history associated with the annual skywatching event. It all began on the night of Nov. 12, 1833, when the Western Hemisphere unexpectedly came under attack by a firestorm of shooting stars...
We Are Not Alone: One in Four Stars 'May Have Earth-Like Planets in Orbit Around Them'
Science & Tech  (tags: Planets, Earth, research, astronomers, science, stars )

- 3007 days ago -
Researchers who studied stars similar to the Sun found that almost one in four could have small, rocky planets just like the Earth.
Fate of Universe Revealed By Galactic Lens
Science & Tech  (tags: universe, galactic lens, astronomers, cluster, cosmos )

- 3077 days ago -
Astronomers used the way that light from distant stars was distorted by a huge galactic cluster known as Abell 1689 to work out the amount of dark energy in the cosmos.
Music of the Sun Recorded By Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomers, University of Sheffield, the Sun, coronal loop vibrations, solar music recorded, satellite images, Prof. Fay Siebenbergen, Project Sunshine )

- 3135 days ago -
Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have managed to record for the first time the eerie musical harmonies produced by the magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the sun.
Stellar Blast Sparks Controversy
Science & Tech  (tags: Stellar blast, Astronomers, news, science )

- 3168 days ago -
Astronomers have put forward opposing explanations for what could be a new type of exploding star or supernova.
Cool Find in Hunt for Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomers, exoplanets, image, coolest planet, solar system, space )

- 3334 days ago -
Astronomers have published an image of the coolest planet outside our solar system that has been pictured directly.
"Hypernovas" - The Most Violent Object in the Universe Confirmed
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomers, galaxy, NASA, star, Universe )

- 3344 days ago -
Most astronomers today believe that one of the most plausible reasons we have yet to detect intelligent life in the universe is due to the deadly effects of local supernova explosions that wipe out all life in a given region of a galaxy.
A Cosmic But Too Hot Place to Stand: Astronomers Find First Rocky Planet Outside Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomers, discover, planet, extrasolar, Corot-7b )

- 3413 days ago -
As scientists search the skies for life elsewhere, they have found more than 300 planets outside our solar system. But they all have been gas balls or can't be proven to be solid. Now a team of European astronomers has confirmed ... Continued:
Dead Astronomers Get the Shovel
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Astronomers, science, study, Gailieo, Tycho Brahe, archaeologists )

- 3648 days ago -
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first use of a telescope, the great astronomer will be... exhumed? Yes, curious scientists have applied for permission to take a DNA sample.
Astronomers Find Batch of "Super-Earths"
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomers, planets, solar syste, super-Earths )

- 3870 days ago -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - European researchers said on Monday they discovered a batch of three "super-Earths" orbiting a nearby star, and two other solar systems with small planets as well.

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