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When a black hole shreds a star, a bright flare tells the story
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz uses computer simulations to explore the universe's most violent events, so when the first detailed observations of a star being ripped apart by a black hole were reported in 2012 (Gezari et al., Nature), he was eager to compare the data with his simulations. View News Article (2014-02-19)


Diamonds in the tail of the scorpion
Messier 7, also known as NGC 6475, is a brilliant cluster of about 100 stars located some 800 light-years from Earth. View News Article (2014-02-19)


How Stellar Death Can Lead To Twin Celestial Jets
Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae - colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. In recent decades these nebulae, once thought to be mostly spherical, have been observed to often emit powerful, bipolar jets of gas and dust. View News Article (2014-02-13)


Australians discover oldest star
A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. View News Article (2014-02-10)


Solving a physics mystery: Those 'solitons' are really vortex rings
The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars. View News Article (2014-02-04)


One planet, 2 stars: New research shows how circumbinary planets form
Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine would have formed far from its current location in the Star Wars universe, a new University of Bristol study into its real world counterparts, observed by the Kepler space telescope, suggests. View News Article (2014-02-03)


Nearly everyone uses piezoelectrics -- Be nice to know how they work
Piezoelectrics-materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again-are everywhere in modern life. View News Article (2014-01-31)


Solving a 30-year-old problem in massive star formation
An international group of astrophysicists has found evidence strongly supporting a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe. View News Article (2014-01-28)


River of Hydrogen Flowing through Space Seen with Green Bank Telescope
Using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. View News Article (2014-01-28)


Bright star reveals new exoplanet
By studying the star around which the planet revolves, they found that the star's rotation appears to be well-aligned with the planetary movement.  View News Article (2014-01-23)

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