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Posts in the past four weeks

Saturday
Aug 30 2014
12:12 UTC

1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science

Crowdsourcing astronomy discoveries goes back a ways, to 1833, and a truly remarkable meteor shower.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Aug 28 2014
06:00 UTC

Seven Sisters Star Cluster Controversy Solved

Good news for fans of that stargazer's favorite, the Pleiades. Such star clusters are closer than astronomers supposed, most particularly when it comes to the iconic one known to many sky-watchers as theĀSeven Sisters. Ā Not only does a new study, published in Science magazine by a team led by Carl Melis of the University…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Aug 27 2014
19:00 UTC

What’s in a Heartbeat?

... constant velocity, the two stars spend most of their time far apart, and a few harrowing hours racing past each other. Or, to put it another way: hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. This is a heartbeat star.

Posted by astrobites

Wednesday
Aug 27 2014
14:06 UTC

Weird X-Rays: What Happens When Eta Carinae's Massive Stars Get Close?

... one of the brightest stars you could […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Aug 25 2014
17:14 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Teapot Steams While Neptune Hits Prime Time

Moonless nights offer starry delights to stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Aug 23 2014
07:00 UTC

Stellar Snow Globe Mystery Solved With Hubble’s Help

Star clusters offer thrilling sights for stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Aug 20 2014
10:01 UTC

Stunning Snapshot Reveals Dazzling Star Factories

... pair of glowing star factories beckon stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Aug 18 2014
19:16 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Chance of Sky Lights and Shooting Stars

... week ago, the shooting stars will continue to fly until August 24. According to the international observing reports, the Perseids…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Aug 15 2014
19:50 UTC

What Sparked Star Explosion 2014J? NASA Telescope Seeks Clues

... marks the spot: after probing the area where a star used to be, in X-rays, astronomers have been able to rule out one cause for the supernova explosion. Because the Chandra X-Ray Observatory did not detect anything unusual in X-rays, astronomers say this means that a white dwarf was not responsible for pulling off […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Aug 14 2014
14:57 UTC

Diamond Pinpricks: Gorgeous Shot Of Star Group That Once Baffled Astronomers

Is this group of stars belonging to one generation, or more? That's one of the things that was puzzling astronomers for decades, particularly when they were trying to pin down the age of IC 4499 — the globular cluster you see in this new picture from the Hubble Space Telescope. (...)Read the rest of Diamond […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Aug 11 2014
18:23 UTC

Peeling apart a neutron star

Neutron stars can provide insights into extreme and exotic states of matter.

Posted by astrobites

Tuesday
Aug 05 2014
16:30 UTC

Can A Planet-Like Object' Start Its Life Blazing As Hot As A Star?

Nature once again shows us how hard it is to fit astronomical objects into categories. An examination of a so-far unique brown dwarf — an object that is a little too small to start nuclear fusion and be a star — shows that it could have been as hot as a star in the ancient […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Aug 04 2014
21:42 UTC

Deep Astrophoto of LDN 673: The Place Where Stars are Born

What a stunning view of this dark region of space! This image, by astrophotographer Callum Hayton shows LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex that lies in the constellation Aquila. This region is massive — around 67 trillion kilometers (42 trillion miles across), and it is between 300-600 light years from Earth. Observers in the northern […]

Posted by Universe Today

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