Scientists Think They've Uncovered How the Strongest Magnets in the Universe Form

Magnetars may be the exploded remains of star mergers.


Scientists Are Chasing an Ancient Signal That Could Explain the Modern Universe

The faint, 12-billion-year-old signal would lead scientists to the very first stars and illuminate the origins of the modern universe, dark matter, and, well, everything.


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.


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.”


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.