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New Humboldt scholarship holder at FAU: Dr. Marylin Latour
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has an excellent international reputation. This is reflected in the large number of renowned international researchers who choose FAU as their host university in order to work with FAU researchers as part of a scholarship or research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. (2016-05-18)
Oldest stars found near Milky Way center
Astronomers have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. (2015-11-11)
How to build a very large star
A group of researchers led by two astronomers at the University of Toronto suggests that baby stars may grow to great mass if they happen to be born within a corral of older stars -- with these surrounding stars favorably arranged to confine and thus feed gas to the younger ones in their midst. (2013-03-27)
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)
Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way
Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published today in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices. (2016-06-06)
A young star's age can be gleamed from nothing but sound waves
Determining the age of stars has long been a challenge for astronomers. (2014-07-03)
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)
Second-generation stars identified, giving clues about their predecessors
Information gathered by University of Notre Dame researchers can be used to tell the story of how the first elements were formed, and determine the distribution of the masses of those first stars. (2016-12-06)
Hubble hones in on a hypergiant's home
This beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever discovered. (2017-03-10)
Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars
Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, is part of a team that has used the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope to study key regions of the ultraviolet spectrum of a star thought to have been enriched by elements from one of the first generation of stars. (2016-06-17)
'The Little Book of Stars' is very big on science
What are stars? How do they shine? How are stars born and what makes them die? (2001-02-01)
A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously
Scientists at TIFR show that a population of neutron stars have a spin rate that is much higher than that calculated by the conventional method. (2016-12-14)
Baby stars born to 'napping' parents
Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young star's long (2011-03-09)
Low-sodium 'diet' key to a stellar old age
Astrophysicists have found that contrary to decades of orthodoxy, stars with a high sodium content die before reaching the final, spectacular stages of life. (2013-05-29)
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)
Neutron star discovered where black hole was expected
A very massive star collapsed to form a neutron star and not a black hole as anticipated, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2005-11-02)
Hubble Friday
This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). (2017-07-28)
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)
Before they were stars
The stars we see today weren't always as serene as they appear, floating alone in the dark of night. (2012-01-10)
Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
Rock and pop stars are more than twice as likely as the rest of the population to die an early death, and within a few years of becoming famous, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2007-09-03)
Teens influenced by movie star smokers
Teen smokers are influenced to take up the habit if their favourite movie stars are smokers. (2001-02-26)
Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. (2015-06-23)
'Dead' galaxies aren't so dead after all, U-M researchers find
University of Michigan astronomers examined old galaxies and were surprised to discover that they are still making new stars. (2011-05-31)
The mystery of the pulsating blue stars
In the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are monitoring millions of celestial bodies. (2017-08-09)
Baby booms and birth control in space
Stars in galaxies are a bit similar to people: during the first phase of their existence they grow rapidly, after which a stellar birth control occurs in most galaxies. (2007-09-25)
Yale researcher identifies stars that give clues to the milky way
A Yale researcher has found up to 70 new and very distant RR Lyrae stars in the Milky Way that can give valuable clues about the galaxy's history and composition. (2000-01-11)
We've got the beat: Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse
Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat -- and they've taken its pulse. (2015-11-16)
Sun-like stars reveal their ages
A new technique for measuring the age of a star using its spin -- gyrochronology -- is coming into its own. (2014-07-10)
Yes, the sun is an ordinary, solar-type star after all
The Sun is a solar-type star, a new study claims -- resolving an ongoing controversy about whether the star at the center of our Solar System exhibits the same cyclic behavior as other nearby, solar-type stars. (2017-07-13)
Signatures of the first stars
A primitive star with extremely low iron content has been discovered by an international research team from Sweden, Japan, Germany, USA, Australia and Great Britain. (2005-04-15)
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)
Ultrafast star escapes black hole
At last astronomers have a method to accurately measure the speed of stars within a galaxy containing a black hole. (2006-10-04)
Astrophysicists find cause for galactic superbubble
A gigantic empty void in our own galaxy was caused by a cluster of massive young stars at its centre, says a University of Toronto astrophysics professor. (1999-07-27)
New type of massive stellar death
So far we have thought that the signature of the death of a massive star was an energetic explosion called a (2006-12-20)
Hubble 'cranes' in for a closer look at a galaxy
Spiral galaxy IC 5201 sits 40 million light-years from us in the Crane constellation. (2016-12-16)
Universe's first life might have been born on carbon planets
Our Earth consists of silicate rocks and an iron core with a thin veneer of water and life. (2016-06-07)
New theory finds middle ground between conflicting evidence for first stars
The very first stars that formed early in the history of the universe were smaller than the massive giants implied by the results of a NASA research satellite, but still larger than the typical stars found in our galaxy today, according to a research team led by the University of Chicago's Jason Tumlinson. (2004-06-01)
Andromeda's coat of many colors
ESA's fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths. (2011-04-27)
The universe does think small
The biggest galaxies in the universe are elliptical galaxies. The largest of these hold over one trillion stars according to astronomical census takers, compared to 400 billion in our Milky Way. (2010-12-01)
Hubble studies sequences of star formation in neighbouring galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the iridescent tapestry of star birth in a neighbouring galaxy in this panoramic view of glowing gas, dark dust clouds, and young, hot stars. (2004-07-01)
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