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Astronomers Find a Record-Breaking Star That’s Nearly as Old as The...

Another ancient star has been found lurking in the Milky Way. Around 35,000 light-years away, a red giant star named SMSS J160540.18-144323.1 was found...

Make Your Day Better With These 8 Cool Space Things That...

To call the Universe vast would be an understatement. It is, as far as we know, without boundary - so big that we don't...

Astronomers Detect Turbulent Bands of Clouds on a Brown Dwarf 6.5...

A brown dwarf 6.5 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Vela could be banded like a bumblebee butt. New observations of the object...

Astronomers Have Watched a Nova Go From Start to Finish For...

A nova is a dramatic episode in the life of a binary pair of stars. It's an explosion of bright light that can last...

Quasars Can Trigger Tsunamis That Tear Across Galaxies And Snuff Out...

It's well known that quasars are the most luminous galaxies in the Universe, spewing insane amounts of radiation across space as their supermassive black...

New Paper Suggests Life Could Be Common Across The Universe, Just...

The building blocks of life can, and did, spontaneously assemble under the right conditions. That's called spontaneous generation, or abiogenesis. Of course, many of...

Astronomers Just Found The First Ever Exoplanet That Swoops Outside The...

To date, we humans have positively identified over 4,000 exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy. And, to date, all of those exoplanets have something...

Physicists Just Got The Most Accurate Estimate Yet For The True...

How big is a neutron star? These extreme, ultra-dense collapsed stars are fairly small, as far as stellar objects are concerned. Even though they...

A New Instrument Is Actively Searching For More Planets Around Alpha...

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet orbiting...

This Is What It Looks Like When Galaxies Are About to...

The beginning of the end of our galaxy is just a few billion years away. That's when the glittering disk of the Milky Way...