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Astronomers Have Discovered A Supernova That Occurred 10.5 Billion Years Ago, When The Universe Was Less Than A Quarter Of Its Present Age.

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An extraordinarily powerful “hypernova” a whopping 10.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most distant star explosion ever observed, a new study reports. The Big Bang …

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What Would Happen If the Sun Disappeared?

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If the sun suddenly blinked out of existence, you would have nothing to worry about — for the first eight minutes, anyway. After that, all hell …

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Amateur Astronomer Witnesses Something Scientists Have Been Waiting Decades For

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Victor Buso is a locksmith. He spends his days fiddling with locks and keys, and in his spare time he stares into the heavens in the …

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Remarkable Image Captures Surface Details of a Dying Star Located 530 Light-Years Away

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The surface of the red giant star Π¹ Gruis from PIONIER on the VLT. Credit: ESO “This is the first time that we have such a …

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Astronomers Have Just Made An Incredible Discovery In The Constellation Of Orion

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Image: The Orion Nebula shines in this VLT Survey Telescope image. ESO/G. Beccari A group of astronomers has just made an unexpected discovery within the constellation of …

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Exploding Binary Stars Will Light Up The Sky In 2022

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A team of astronomers is making a bold prediction: In 2022, give or take a year, a pair of stars will merge and explode, becoming one …

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Our Sun Could Have Been Born With An Evil Twin Called "Nemesis"

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A new model on how stars are formed has added weight to the hypothesis that most – if not all – stars are born in a …