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Astronomers just caught a ‘micronova’—a small but mighty star explosion
This small-scale eruption happens on the surface of white dwarf stars.
Hubble spies the most distant star ever found
It takes 12.9 billion years for light from the star, Earendel, to reach Earth.
A fully aligned James Webb Space Telescope captures a glorious image of a star
Eighteen mirror segments on NASA's newest space telescope worked in unison to take this deep field image.
See Hubble’s captures of real-life star wars
When galaxies rip each other apart, they leave an explosion of bright baby stars.
Rare ‘upside-down stars’ are shrouded in the remains of cannibalized suns
A rare type of star probably forms when two stars spiral around each other and smash together.
The James Webb Space Telescope showed us its first star
Engineers are using gyroscopes and fine-grain precision to align all 18 mirrors and get the telescope running.
Astronomers just mapped the ‘bubble’ that envelopes our planet
It's really shaped more like a chimney.
Real shooting stars look a lot different than you’d expect
We're talking hypervelocity here.
Astronomers may have an origin story for ‘The Cow,’ a mysteriously powerful cosmic blast
Researchers may have witnessed a black hole or a neutron star’s birth.
Scientists just spotted a massive storm from a sun-like star
Our sun might have a similarly violent history.