A Newly Discovered Type of Galaxy Keeps Producing Stars as It Dies
'Cold quasars' offer an unprecedented look at the transition between active star-forming galaxies and dead galactic bodies.
Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own
DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk
“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”
This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet
“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
This is How Many Photons Are in the Entire Observable Universe
Researchers from Clemson University used almost a decade of gamma ray data to map the entire observable universe for the very first time.
Rank Your Records
Stars Co-Frontperson Torquil Campbell Bluntly Ranks the Band's Eight Albums
The longrunning Canadian indie rockers are about to hit the 20-year mark as a band. Co-founder Campbell takes an honest look back at the eight albums they've made in that time.
How a Star Is Born, According to Astronomers
With the release of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's 'A Star is Born' we talked to astronomers about how actual stars form in the cosmos.
Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds
“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Science Solved It
It Took 600 Years to Figure Out This Mysterious, Exploding Ancient Star
Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.
'The Shooting Star,' Today's Comic by Line Hoj Hostrup
Making a wish goes terribly wrong when a drug-addled star harasses a girl about using cocaine.
Line Hoj Hostrup
'Pissing in Nature, Starting Fires, and Being Afraid of the Dark,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth
Tara illustrates her frightening and liberating experience in the woods.
A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years
Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.