Sunday, July 3, 2022

Stars

A giant impact likely blew away an alien planet’s atmosphere

Astronomers detect signs of an atmosphere stripped from a planet during a giant impact.

Radio waves from distant stars indicate hidden planets

This discovery is an important step for radio astronomy.

A wobbly and flared Milky Way disk revealed

The study updates our understanding of the disk.

Hubble captures the final acts of a monster star’s life

Hubble takes a closer look at its 31st-anniversary image.

New study unlocks clues about the role of molecules in planetary system formation

Scientists connect the dots between where planets form and what they’re made of.

White dwarfs slow aging by burning hydrogen on their surface

White dwarfs can still undergo stable thermonuclear activity.

Revealing the mystery of brown dwarfs

Understanding the mysterious nature of brown dwarfs.

Aliens might be using stars to communicate with each other

Perhaps they are everywhere?

Most-detailed radio image of Andromeda galaxy to date

‘Disk of the galaxy’ is identified as a region where new stars are born.

Astronomers detected the first short-duration gamma-ray burst

More broadly, this result clearly demonstrates that a burst’s duration alone does not uniquely indicate its origin.

A map of interstellar grains in the Milky Way

They could, for the first time, explore the properties of the dust in central regions of the Galaxy.

An over-sized black hole population discovered in star cluster Palomar5

The number of black holes is roughly three times larger than expected from the number of stars in the cluster.

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