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How Passing Asteroids Reveal the Secrets of Distant Stars

This artist’s concept shows the (greatly exaggerated) diffraction pattern of starlight that occurs when an asteroid passes in front of […]

Two Neutron Stars Collide, Forming a Magnetar

Chandra observations show the flare-up and subsequent dimming of XT2, which matches predictions for the signal from a pair of […]

Two Neutron Stars Collide, Forming a Magnetar

Chandra observations show the flare-up and subsequent dimming of XT2, which matches predictions for the signal from a pair of […]

Astronomers Spot Massive Twin Stars Nestled Close Together

Binary stars often form in pairs from the same initial cloud of dust and gas. (Credit: B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) Researchers […]

‘Shooting Stars on Demand’ Launch in Japan

This composite image is made of several exposures shot in Arizona of the Perseids meteor shower. On Friday, a rocket […]

SNAPSHOT: First Direct Evidence Stars Like Our Sun Turn Into Crystals

One of Discover’s favorite space artists and regular contributors, Mark Garlick, created this impression of a white dwarf star solidifying to […]

Newfound, Tiny Sun is Among the Oldest Stars in the Universe

The newfound star is not only one of the oldest stars in the universe, but also one of the most […]

Newfound, Tiny Sun is Among the Oldest Stars in the Universe

The newfound star is not only one of the oldest stars in the universe, but also one of the most […]

Rogue Stars Zip Through the Milky Way

Of the 20 hypervelocity stars found, only seven (in red) seem to originate from within the Milky Way. The remaining […]

Rogue Stars Zip Through the Milky Way

Of the 20 hypervelocity stars found, only seven (in red) seem to originate from within the Milky Way. The remaining […]

The Saga Continues: Are Brown Dwarfs Stars, Planets or Neither?

An artist’s illustration shows the Epsilon Indi system, with two brown dwarfs at the forefront and a main sequence star […]

The Milky Way’s Stars Travel Far and Wide from their Birthplaces

The Milky Way Galaxy. (Credit: Serge Brunier) Mapping our galaxy’s formation and evolution would be pretty easy if stars just […]

Two Stars Won’t Collide Into a Red Nova in 2022 After All

This image shows V838 Mon, which exploded as a “red nova” in January 2002, suddenly becoming 600,000 times brighter than […]