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Unexpected: Scientists Observing a White Dwarf Make Stumping Find
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Unexpected: Scientists Observing a White Dwarf Make Stumping Find

Astronomical observations with the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in Chile, have found, for the first…
Researcher Finds the Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf, and It Doesn’t Fit our Models
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Researcher Finds the Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf, and It Doesn’t Fit our Models

A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an…
Dwarf Planet Ceres Was Home to Near-Surface Water for Millions of Years
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Dwarf Planet Ceres Was Home to Near-Surface Water for Millions of Years

A recent NASA mission to the dwarf planet Ceres found brilliant, white spots of salts on its surface. New research…
Astronomers Observe a Quantum Phenomena Theorized 90 Years Ago
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Astronomers Observe a Quantum Phenomena Theorized 90 Years Ago

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicists have developed a method for observing a quantum phenomenon theorized 90 years ago, using data from…
Thermonuclear Explosion Sends Supernova-Surviving Star Speeding Across the Galaxy
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Thermonuclear Explosion Sends Supernova-Surviving Star Speeding Across the Galaxy

A study has revealed that an exploding white dwarf star has blasted itself out of its orbit with another star…
Mystery Deep Space Signals Originate From Galaxies Similar to the Milky Way
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Mystery Deep Space Signals Originate From Galaxies Similar to the Milky Way

There are signals coming from distant galaxies in outer space, and we can’t understand what or who is causing them.…
Check Out This Hot New Map of the Energetic Universe With More Than 1 Million Objects
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Check Out This Hot New Map of the Energetic Universe With More Than 1 Million Objects

Astronomers have recently published a hot new map of the energetic universe featuring over 1 million objects. The map was…
Cosmic Heartbeat: Scientist Identify Harmonic Beat Between Pulsating Stars
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Cosmic Heartbeat: Scientist Identify Harmonic Beat Between Pulsating Stars

Listening to the ‘beats’ of the nuclei of the stars, astronomers have identified for the first time a regular rhythm…
1,014 Years Ago, Ancient Civilizations Witnessed The Brightest Supernova Explosion in History
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1,014 Years Ago, Ancient Civilizations Witnessed The Brightest Supernova Explosion in History

One thousand fourteen years ago, ancient civilizations witnessed the brightest supernova explosion in recorded history. The supernova is known today…
Distant Star Takes a Swing at a Black Hole And Survives to Tell the Story
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Distant Star Takes a Swing at a Black Hole And Survives to Tell the Story

Astronomers have revealed that a distant star has managed to survive a close encounter with a distant black hole. According…
Earth Isn’t Unique and the Universe is Home to Many Similar Planets Claims New Study
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Earth Isn’t Unique and the Universe is Home to Many Similar Planets Claims New Study

Thought that our planet was unique? Well, think again. A very large number of similar planets could be scattered all…
How Gravitational Waves Can Reveal Unknown Alien Planets in Distant Galaxies
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How Gravitational Waves Can Reveal Unknown Alien Planets in Distant Galaxies

If we are to find whether or not we are alone in the universe, we need to ramp up our…
There’s a Star in the Andromeda Galaxy that Explodes Each Year
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There’s a Star in the Andromeda Galaxy that Explodes Each Year

A San Diego State University astrophysicist has helped discover evidence of a gigantic remnant surrounding an exploding star—a shell of…
‘The Cow Explosion’: And How Astronomers Are Solving an Astronomical Mystery
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‘The Cow Explosion’: And How Astronomers Are Solving an Astronomical Mystery

Paul M. Kuin, UCL Something highly unusual was picked up by the Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) on June…
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