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Presumed Young Star Actually 10 Billion Years Older Than Previously Thought

For decades, scientists estimated 49 Lib to be a 'teen' star. However, new research has shown that it is actually 10 billion years older than previously thought, making it more of a senior citizen.

Space January 18, 2017

Binary Star System Predicted To Merge, Explode In 5 Years

Researchers have predicted that the twin stars of KIC 9832227 will merge and then explode, resulting in a bright star. The event is predicted to occur 2022.

Space January 7, 2017

Beginnings of Multiple Star System Formation Observed

Distant cloud of cosmic gas "caught in the act" of forming what may turn out to be a multiple star system, astronomers announce. Condensing filaments of gas could eventually create a triple-star system, they say.

Space February 12, 2015

Here's why the supermassive black hole in our Milky Way didn't gobble hydrogen gas cloud G2

The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way did not devour what is believed to be a cloud of hydrogen gas called G2. Astronomers propose it is likely because G2 is a pair of stars and not a gas cloud.

Space November 5, 2014

Astronomers discover what the bizarre object at the center of the galaxy is

Astronomers using the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii recently discovered the true nature of a strange object that once perplexed them. They now believe the object is a pair of stars merged together.

Geek November 4, 2014

Zombie star sighting by Hubble excites boffins

Type 1ax supernovas have been seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing these mysterious events for the first time -- but how are they triggered?

Space August 10, 2014

Fermi space telescope spies gamma rays in recurrent symbiotic nova

Gamma rays have been detected from a type of nova in space for the first time, but what produces these energetic waves?

Space August 3, 2014

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