Ghosts of Ancient Explosions Live on in Stars Today

Ghosts of Ancient Explosions Live on in Stars Today

When small, dense stars called white dwarfs explode, they produce bright, short-lived flares called Type Ia supernovae. These supernovae are informative cosmological markers for...
Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Vast interstellar events where clouds of charged matter hurtle into each other and spew out high-energy particles have now been reproduced in the lab...
A 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy using data from Cepheids

Astronomers generate the largest 3D model of Milky Way using Cepheid...

We do not possess a GPS system for our twisted and warped galaxy. As a result, astronomers have to be crafty for pointing our...
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Astronomers discover a new type of strange pulsating star

Astronomers have discovered a type of very small, hot star which brightens and dims very often as the outer layers try to maintain an...
black hole winds

Astronomers discover a super-fast star thrown out of the Milky Way

Many stars orbit near the Sagittarius A*, which is the super-massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Some stars have...
TESS satellite uncovers its ‘first nearby super-Earth’

TESS satellite uncovers its ‘first nearby super-Earth’

An international team of astronomers led by Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system. Located about 31 light-years...
Mini Sun

Researchers recreate mini sun for studying solar winds and plasma burps

The stars in our universe have a magnetic field that interacts with the winds which they produce including our sun. As a result of...
black hole eating star

Researchers solve the mystery of small galaxies with supermassive black holes

Nearly every galaxy in the universe appears to have a black hole in the centre including our Milky Way galaxy. There is a strange relationship...
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets...
The Solar Cycle XRay

Researchers have solved one of the biggest mysteries behind sunspot cycles

Waxing and waning of sunspots is a part of the natural cycle of Sun. However, astronauts do not yet understand this phenomenon fully. Now,...

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