Astronomers are trying to figure out whether the star collapsed into a black hole without going supernova, or if it disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in the most extreme range of orbits yet observed around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system — raising interesting questions about how such a system might have formed.
The story thus far… and the curious drama that is solar cycle #24.
Giant black hole has been eating a ‘star every two days’, scientists transfer memory between snails, child’s mummified hand mystery solved, and more.
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton in collaboration with DES-SN, This is part of a global effort to understand dark energy, a component driving an acceleration in the expansion of the Universe.
Astronomers have identified a star 9 billion light years away from Earth – the farthest individual star ever seen by humans. Usually it is impossible to discern stars at distances greater Read More…
Scientists have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun, contradicting theories that a star so small could form a planet so large.
NASA announced a remarkable, groundbreaking new find in a press conference on Wednesday: an entire new solar system filled with planets similar to Earth and could potentially support life. Researchers revealed that they have made perhaps the most promising exoplanet discovery ever, finding seven planets that are in orbit around a relatively nearby star,
An incredibly luminous outburst that astronomers had previously classified as possibly the brightest supernova ever actually might have been caused by the explosive death of a star torn apart by a giant black hole, a new study finds.