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Watch a black hole devour simulated stars
Some stars survived—but others were completely destroyed in the virtual encounter.
These two galaxies are locked in a cosmic battle
Galaxies millions of light years away show what could happen between the Milky Way and its neighbor, Andromeda.
A newly discovered planet orbiting a dead star offers a glimpse of Earth’s future
A solar system that looks like ours … after Earth gets destroyed.
These strange radio signals might not be coming from stars
Strange radio signals from red dwarfs could be the start of a whole new way to look for exoplanets.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
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.