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HD140283 or Methuselah Star: The Object that Baffles Scientists

May 31, 2016 | 6

In the constellation Libra about 190 light years away from our planet, reside one of the most mysterious objects in our galaxy, the impossible star which appears to be older than the universe itself. Read More

Update: Star KIC 846852 Mystery Still Unsolved

May 18, 2016 |

The most mysterious star in the universe KIC 846852 still baffling scientists. We have no idea what’s going around this bizarre star and maybe we’ll never know for sure; the only thing we can do is just to exclude the many-proposed hypotheses. Read More

Red Giant Stars Could Host Exoplanets With Alien Life

May 17, 2016 |

Everything in the universe comes to an end, and our sun is no exception. In five billion years from now, the sun will become a huge orange giant star, so large that it will engulf the orbits of Mercury and Venus. Read More

What are the 10 Biggest Stars So Far Discovered?

May 14, 2016 | 3

Our sun is really huge some 1 391 400 km in diameter, but 4 billion years from now, it will be even larger, 150 times its current size; though compared to the biggest stars in the universe even this will be small. Read More

KIC 8462852 Star Mystery Just Got Even Deeper

April 27, 2016 | 91

In a relatively distant place, approximately 1,480 light years away from Earth, sits one of the most controversial objects in our galaxy, KIC 8462852, as its dubbed, clearly becomes the primary subject of much ongoing research. Read More

Population III Stars: The First Stars In The Universe

April 16, 2016 |

The first stars in the Universe, so–called Population III or Pop III stars, are believed to have formed from the primordial ‘molecular’ clouds, a metal–free gas available in the very early Universe, in pristine conditions. Read More

TYC 3667-1280-1 Most Massive & Oldest Star Hosting A Hot Jupiter

March 25, 2016 | 2

Astronomers have discovered a hot-Jupiter planet orbiting a red giant star on a circular orbit, a unique system that serve as a perfect laboratory for planet formation and migration theories. Read More

SETTI: No Sign Of Extraterrestrial Life Around KIC 8462852

December 12, 2015 |

KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s star located 1,480 light years away from us, has puzzled astronomers with its erratic dimming, a dimming pattern never seen before — more than 20% of its light was being blocked out by something! Read More

Hypergiant Red Star VY Canis Majoris Is Going To Die Soon

December 6, 2015 |

The Hypergiant red star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars in our galaxy, is going to die soon, new study suggests. Will it impose some risks to our planet as it dies in violent supernovae explosion? Read More

Astronomers Spot Unique Ripples Around Nearby Star – AU Microscopii

October 13, 2015 |

Just 29 light-years away from us, the star AU Microscopii can be described as a close neighbor. This red dwarf, which is ‘only’ half the mass of our Sun, lies in the southern constellation Microscopium — unfortunately, is not visible in the northern hemisphere. Read More

Amateur Astronomers Catch A Dwarf Star Cannibalising Its Larger Companion

July 18, 2015 |

By using Gaia satellite, a team of scientists, with a little help from amateur astronomers, have found an extremely rare star system: a binary system where one star completely eclipses the other, the first of its kind ever discovered. Read More

Astronomers have Discovered A Truly Exotic Star System Of Five Stars

July 8, 2015 |

It’s a small point in the constellation Ursa Major but if we could cross the 250 light-years that separate us from it, we would observe a rare spectacle: a quintuple star system (five stars) containing two eclipsing binary stars — it is the first known system of its kind. Read More

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