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Examining Exploding Stars Through the Atomic Nucleus

Feb. 19, 2017 — Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Scientists have estimated the lifetime of the solar nebula -- a key stage during which much of the solar system evolution took shape. This new estimate suggests that the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — The Calabash Nebula -- which has the technical name OH 231.8+04.2 -- is a spectacular example of the death of a low-mass star like the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Astronomers have for a long time studied the glowing, cosmic clouds of gas and dust catalogued as NGC 6334 and NGC 6357, this gigantic new image from ESO's Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Scientists have identified the origin of key stardust grains present in the dust cloud from which the planets in our Solar System formed, a study ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — 49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, is twelve billion years old rather than just 2.3 billion. For many decades, researchers were stumped by conflicting data pertaining to this ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — This spectacular new image is one of the largest near-infrared high-resolution mosaics of the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory, lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. This glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248, is located in the Small ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — Researchers have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from the rotating ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — It may be famous for hosting spectacular sights such as the Tucana Dwarf Galaxy and 47 Tucanae (heic1510), the second brightest globular cluster in the night sky, but the southern constellation of ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Spectacular new observations of vast pillar-like structures within the Carina Nebula have been made using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. The different pillars analysed by an ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula. But, the ghoulish-looking object still has a pulse. ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Astronomers have used the Very Large Telescope Interferometer to image the Eta Carinae star system in the greatest detail ever achieved. They found new and unexpected structures within the binary ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — A star with a ring of planets orbiting around it -- that is the picture we know from our own solar system and from many of the thousands of exoplanets observed in recent years. But now researchers ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The plasma balls are zooming so fast through space it ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — In a new image captured by the nebula Messier 78, young stars cast a bluish pall over their surroundings, while red fledgling stars peer out from their cocoons of cosmic dust. To our eyes, most of ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered a second ring around the Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302) situated some 3,400 light years from Earth. The data, compiled by the ALMA Observatory, in Chile's ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — Our sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new record-holder for the slowest spinning neutron star has been found thanks to clues first detected by NASA's Swift space observatory. Spinning neutron stars are the class of stars with the ... read more

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