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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

Close Pair of White Dwarfs to Collide in Catastrophic Supernova

February 10, 2015 |

Supernovae are rare in occurrence, but at the center of an enigmatic nebula lie two stars that astronomers say will eventually end in a fiery, violent supernova. Astronomers believe that the two stars are set in such a tight orbit that they will merge and cause each other’s explosion and death. Read More

Monster Rings found Around Giant Alien Planet J1407b

January 27, 2015 |

Children and adults alike marvel at the rings around Saturn. In a model of our solar system, Saturn — and its rings —is typically the one that gets the most attention. But while it is easy to be fascinated by Saturn, astronomers have recently found an exoplanet with an even grander expanse of wings that is sure to wow a new generation of stargazers. Read More

Orange Dwarf Star may Visit Our Solar System — Will it be Our Nemesis?

December 31, 2014 | 2

Far beyond the orbit of Neptune, trillions of comets left over from the formation of the solar system lie in wait in a region known as the Oort cloud. Here they are kept in relatively stable orbits around the sun, posing little threat to Earth save for the occasional icy rock that ventures inwards. But in the blink of a cosmic eye that could all change. Read More

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