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This could be a brand new type of supernova
Binary star mergers could cause explosive stellar deaths.
These 5 mysterious space objects straddle the line between planets and stars
They could help astronomers break down the category of objects known as brown dwarfs.
Flickering light could help astronomers weigh supermassive black holes
All astronomers need is a flickering disk.
Some skyscrapers are so shiny they turn into death rays
Plus other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
This Colorado community fought to save its darkness—and all that relies on it to thrive
They found the dimmer switch.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
The world needs dark skies more than ever. Here’s why.
Dark Sky Places help us imagine a world where we can all see the night sky.
Check out the most extensive map of black holes ever
This photo isn’t of your typical starry night—each one of these dots is a supermassive black hole.
Cold weather is the best time to look at—and photograph—the night sky
Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars.
Behold six galactic collisions, masterfully captured by Hubble
The mergers can teach us about how stars are born.