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Neutron star that behaves like a black hole discovered

Researchers have found a neutron star that captures matter from a companion star in a violent and unstable process. This process, previously observed only in very bright black holes, opens the door to new insights into the behaviour of stars.

Mar 27th, 2023

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AI finds that first stars were clustered together

An international team has used artificial intelligence to analyze the chemical abundances of old stars and found indications that the very first stars in the Universe were born in groups rather than as isolated single stars.

Mar 23rd, 2023

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Galaxy changes classification as jet changes direction

A team of international astronomers have discovered a galaxy that has changed classification due to unique activity within its core. The galaxy, named PBC J2333.9-2343, was previously classified as a radio galaxy, but the new research has revealed otherwise.

Mar 21st, 2023

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Life on distant moons

Researchers from the fields of astrophysics, astrochemistry and biochemistry have now determined in a novel, interdisciplinary collaboration the necessary properties that allow moons around free-floating planets to retain liquid water for a sufficiently long time and thus enable life.

Mar 20th, 2023

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Largest catalog of exploding stars now available

The largest data release of relatively nearby supernovae (colossal explosions of stars), containing three years of data from thePan-STARRS telescope is publicly available via the Young Supernova Experiment (YSE).

Mar 15th, 2023

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Webb Telescope captures rarely seen prelude to supernova

The rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star - among the most luminous, most massive, and most briefly detectable stars known - was one of the first observations made by the James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022. Webb shows the star, WR 124, in unprecedented detail with its powerful infrared instruments.

Mar 14th, 2023

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Spiral pattern gives clue to how high-mass stars form

New observations have revealed a spiral pattern in a disk of material around a still forming, but already high-mass, baby star. This indicates that there is gravitational instability in the disk, which has important implications for how high-mass stars form.

Feb 28th, 2023

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