Category Archives: Stars

How Big was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Starquakes.

June 26, 2014 – How Big Was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Star Quakes: Pictured above is an artist’s rendition of a neutron star named SGR 1806-20, which is located about 50,000 light-years from Earth in … Continue reading

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2,000 Year Old Mystery of Deep Space Solved!

December 10, 2013 – 2,000 Year Old Mystery of Deep Space Solved: A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved. New … Continue reading

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Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 2, 2013 – Black Hole Homicide: Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the … Continue reading

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Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 9, 2013 – NASA Releases New Slideshow of Stunning Space Images:  Click the link below to start the show. The Master of Disaster Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Our “Champagne” Galaxy – Bubbles Anyone?

June 6, 2013 – More than 5,000 “bubbles” in the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy have been discovered: A team of volunteers has pored over observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 “bubbles” in the … Continue reading

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Temperature Map of the Earlier Universe.

March 25, 2013 – Temperature Map of Earlier Universe: Orange areas are slightly warmer than average, and blue areas are slightly cooler. Astronomers released the latest and most exquisite baby picture yet of the universe, one that showed it to … Continue reading

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Aliens Among Us!

March 6, 2013 – An Otherworldly Discovery – Billions of Other Planets: Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet, on average, adding credence to the notion … Continue reading

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The Biggest Baddest Black Hole Ever Discovered.

February 26, 2013 – An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale: Astronomers are … Continue reading

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Astronomers Find Oceans of Water in a Nearby Star.

February 13, 2013 – Astronomers Find Oceans of Water in Disk of Nearby Star: The artist’s concept (above) illustrates an icy planet-forming disk around a young star called “TW Hydrae,” located about 175 light-years away in the Hydra, or Sea … Continue reading

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Rare Flaring Black Hole With Blazing Jets!

February 4, 2013 – Rare Flaring Black Hole With Blazing Jets: Astronomers using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets. Scientists … Continue reading

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