A Type II supernova is a truly amazing astronomical event. As with all supernovae, a Type II consists of a star experiencing core collapse at the end of its life cycle and exploding, causing it to shed its outer layers. A subclass of this type is known as Type IIb, which are stars that have […]
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According to a new study by a team of Canadian astronomers, the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system
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According to a new study by a research team from UC Berkeley and Harvard, our Sun may have had a binary twin that it lost billions of years ago.
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New observations conducted a team of astronomers using the ALMA telescope have explained why the coldest object is so frigid!
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Deep within the Taurus Dark Cloud complex, one of the closest star-forming regions to Earth has just revealed one of its secrets – an umbilical cord of gas flowing from the expansive outer disc toward the interior of a binary star system known as GG Tau-A. According to the ESO press release, this never-before-seen feature […]
Over two years ago, the Fermi-LAT Collaboration observed an “ear and eye opening” event – the exact location where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted one of the most energentic forms of electromagnetic waves… gamma rays. When it was first detected in 2012, it was something of a mystery, but the findings could very […]