“The next intriguing question would be whether life survived the star’s death or started all over again—a second genesis.”
Astronomers spent 20 years using a dead star as a gigantic "cosmic clock" to test a mind-blowing prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Astronomers have discovered a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time, giving us a new place to look for planets and a rare glimpse into the future of our Solar System.
Physicist Alexander Bataller recreated exotic cosmic phenomena on Earth using household materials.
After studying the remains of exoplanets that crashed into dead stars, scientists think that rocky planets similar to Earth and Mars are likely common outside of our solar system.
The extremely swole collapsed star is so big that it defies what we know about how big neutron stars can get.
Turning into crystal spheres is the ultimate fate of billions of stars in our galaxy, including our own Sun.
Where do you see yourself in a trillion years?
A guide to the scariest astronomical phenomenon observed in the universe.
And as far as scientists know, there's only one star like it in the Andromeda Galaxy.
A technicolor funeral.