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Red explosions: The secret life of binary stars is revealed
A University of Alberta professor has revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that results in an explosion so powerful it ranks close to supernovae in luminosity. (2013-01-24)
Unusual planet within a triple star system imaged
Astronomers have directly detected a planet in a triple star system using imaging techniques. (2016-07-07)
Record: Fastest flashing star
Dutch researcher Steve van Straaten set a record during his doctoral research. (2004-05-07)
Stellar discovery by Queen's researcher
Ph.D. candidate Matt Shultz has discovered the first massive binary star, epsilon Lupi, in which both stars have magnetic fields. (2015-09-11)
Black holes grow big by eating stars
Most galaxies, including the Milky Way, have a supermassive black hole at their center weighing millions to billions of suns. (2012-04-02)
Even stars get fat
Researchers have discovered evidence that blue stragglers in globular clusters, whose existence has long puzzled astronomers, are the result of (2009-01-14)
New star systems first of their kind
Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation announced today in Astrophysical Journal Letters that they have discovered a faraway binary star system that could be the progenitor of a rare type of supernova. (2008-04-01)
Research sheds light on early star formation
Work by Brian O'Shea, an MSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and two colleagues indicates that the universe's earliest inhabitants, known as Population III stars, were not nearly as massive as originally thought. (2009-07-09)
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. (2014-01-31)
Most stars are born in clusters, some leave 'home'
New modeling studies demonstrate that most of the stars we see were formed when unstable clusters of newly formed protostars broke up. (2014-09-24)
Newly-born twin stars are far from identical
Two stars, each with the same mass and in orbit around each other, are twins that one would expect to be identical. (2008-06-18)
A simple view of gravity does not fully explain the distribution of stars in crowded clusters
Gravity remains the dominant force on large astronomical scales, but when it comes to stars in young star clusters the dynamics in these crowded environments cannot be simply explained by the pull of gravity. (2013-02-20)
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system
Justin Crepp, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a quadruple star system. (2012-10-30)
U Alberta teams with citizen researchers 370 light years from Earth
A University of Alberta physicist brought together back-yard astronomers and professionals to confirm the mysterious behaviour of two stars more than 300 light years from Earth. (2013-05-23)
Jupiter-like planets could form around twin suns
Life on a planet ruled by two suns might be a little complicated. (2009-01-05)
The VLT unravels the nature of the fastest binary star
Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile and the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) on the Canary Islands during the past two years have enabled an international group of astronomers to unravel the true nature of an exceptional binary stellar system. (2002-03-15)
Astronomers catch binary star explosion inside nebula
The explosion of a binary star inside a planetary nebula has been captured by a team led by UCL researchers -- an event that has not been witnessed for more than 100 years. (2008-11-19)
New observations solve longstanding mystery of tipped stars
MIT researchers and colleagues have solved a longstanding mystery about a pair of stars called DI Herculis whose peculiar rotation (a shift in their orbit that was four times slower than expected) had remained a mystery for three decades. (2009-09-17)
Fastest stars in the Milky Way are 'runaways' from another galaxy
A group of astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy -- which are travelling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way -- are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. (2017-07-04)
Astronomers find evidence for the first planet seen orbiting a pair of stars
Astronomers announced today they have found evidence of the first known planet orbiting a pair of stars. (1999-11-02)
Astronomers show that low-mass stars in binary stars appear to behave like high-mass, evolved stars
UC Riverside astronomer Steve Howell and two colleagues from New Mexico State University have found from their observations of over a dozen mass-losing stars in 'cataclysmic variables' that most of the secondary stars do not appear to be normal main sequence stars in terms of their apparent abundances. (2003-05-26)
New X-ray source in nearby galaxy spawns mystery
Astronomers studying a nearby galaxy have spied a rare type of star system -- one that contains a black hole that suddenly began glowing brightly with X-rays. (2008-01-09)
Close encounters of the stellar kind
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has confirmed that close encounters between stars form X-ray emitting, double-star systems in dense globular star clusters. (2003-07-30)
Wide binary stars can wreak havoc in planetary systems
An international team led by a Northwestern University astrophysicist has shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if the systems had two stellar companions with tighter orbits around each other. (2013-01-07)
Brown dwarfs are stellar embryos evicted by siblings, according to study
Brown dwarfs, essentially stunted stars, were most likely ejected from newborn, multiple-star systems before they had a chance to accumulate enough mass to ignite the hydrogen in their interiors and flower, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. (2001-07-02)
Stellar mosh pit, complete with crashing stars, resolves a mystery
For almost 50 years, astronomers have puzzled over the youthful appearance of stars known as blue stragglers. (2009-12-23)
Astrophysicists discovered a star polluted by calcium
An international team of astrophysicists led by a scientist from the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Lomonosov Moscow State University reported the discovery of a binary solar-type star inside the supernova remnant RCW 86. (2017-04-28)
NASA's FUSE satellite catches collision of titans
Using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer satellite and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have determined, for the first time, the properties of a rare, extremely massive, and young binary star system. (2007-05-28)
High-resolution image of the brightest Orion Trapezium star
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the sharpest image of the young binary star Theta1 Orionis C in the Orion Trapezium cluster. (2009-04-02)
Radio telescope images reveal planet-forming disk orbiting twin suns
Astronomers are announcing today that a sequence of images collected with the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array clearly reveals the presence of a rotating molecular disk orbiting the young binary star system V4046 Sagittarii. (2009-06-10)
Star, not so bright
Astronomers have puzzled over the oddities of the X-ray binary system M33 X-7, but no one could explain all of its features. (2010-10-20)
NASA sees orbiting stars flooding space with gravitational waves
A scientist using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has found evidence that two white dwarf stars are orbiting each other in a death grip, destined to merge. (2005-05-30)
Digital sky survey shedding light on faint Milky Way stars
Tools such as the Hubble telescope let astronomers peer deep into space, but the special-purpose Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope in New Mexico is shedding more light on our celestial neighborhood. (2003-01-08)
University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomers discover pair of solar systems in the making
Two University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomers have found a binary star-disk system in which each star is surrounded by the kind of dust disk that is frequently the precursor of a planetary system. (2009-06-30)
Evidence mounts for sun's companion star
The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, (2006-04-24)
Black holes in distant galaxies point to wild youth
Like 'flower power' tattoos on aging ex-hippy baby boomers, unexpectedly large numbers of neutron stars and black holes in elliptical galaxies suggest some of these galaxies lived through a much wilder youth. (2002-06-04)
How black holes grow
A study led by a University of Utah astrophysicist found a new explanation for the growth of supermassive black holes in the center of most galaxies: They repeatedly capture and swallow single stars from pairs of stars that wander too close. (2012-04-01)
Solving the riddle of neutron stars
It has not yet been possible to measure the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. (2015-03-10)
Chandra reveals nest of tight binaries in dense cluster
Scientists have gazed into an incredibly dense star cluster with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and identified a surprising bonanza of binary stars, including a large number of rapidly rotating neutron stars. (2001-05-16)
Chandra finds evidence for swarm of black holes near the Galactic Center
A swarm of 10,000 or more black holes may be orbiting the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2005-01-10)
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