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First view of a newborn millisecond pulsar?
Combining Hubble Space Telescope images with radio observations has revealed a highly unusual system consisting of a fast spinning pulsar and a bloated red companion star. The existence of the system is something of a mystery - the best explanation so far is that we have our first view of a millisecond pulsar just after it has been `spun up` by its red companion star. View News Article (2002-02-13)

Shrinking giants, exploding dwarves
When white dwarf stars explode, they leave behind a rapidly expanding cloud of 'stardust' known as a Type Ia supernova. These exploding events, which shine billions of times brighter than our sun, are all presumed to be extremely similar, and thus have been used extensively as cosmological reference beacons to trace distance and the evolution of the Universe. View News Article (2007-08-28)

UK Astronomers Help Find Snooker Star System
[c] NN Serpentis Artist's impression: image owned by University of Warwick - image created by Mark A. GarlickAstronomers at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield have helped discover an unusual star system which looks like, and may even once have behaved like, a game of snooker. View News Article (2010-11-10)

Cosmic dance helps galaxies lose weight
A study published this week in the journal Nature offers an explanation for the origin of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. The research may settle an outstanding puzzle in understanding galaxy formation. View News Article (2009-07-30)

Astronomers find extreme weather on an alien world
A University of Toronto-led team of astronomers has observed extreme brightness changes on a nearby brown dwarf that may indicate a storm grander than any seen yet on a planet. View News Article (2011-09-13)

Forming super-Earths by ultraviolet stripping
A new explanation for forming "super-Earths" suggests that they are more likely to be found orbiting red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star—than gas giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn. View News Article (2006-06-08)

Unveiling the Secret of a Virgo Dwarf Galaxy
Dwarf galaxies may not be as impressive in appearance as their larger brethren, but they are at least as interestingfrom a scientific point of view. And sometimes they may have hidden properties that will only be found by means of careful observations, probing the signals of their stars at the faintest level. Such as the entirely unexpected, well developed spiral structure within an otherwise... View News Article (2000-05-03)

A Vanishing Star Revisited
Reinhold H'¬§fner of the Munich University Observatory (Germany) is a happy astronomer. View News Article (1999-07-20)

Feuding helium dwarfs exposed by eclipse
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a unique feuding double white dwarf star system where each star appears to have been stripped down to just its helium. View News Article (2011-05-25)

It may not be long before we see other worlds
WE MAY actually see a planet around a nearby star within the next six months. A team of British astronomers hope to achieve this feat by focusing their search on white dwarfs-dimly glowing stars at the end of their lives.         Although more than 80 planets outside our Solar System have been discovered, all were detected indirectly, by observing the... View News Article (2002-03-06)

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