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
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
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
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 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
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
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