Posts Tagged "Black Holes"

Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers

Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers

Pulsars — tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city — have puzzled scientists since they were discovered in 1967. Now, new observations by an international team, including University of Vermont astrophysicist Joanna Rankin, make these bizarre stars even more puzzling. The scientists identified a pulsar…

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How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously

How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously

Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow, resolving a longstanding mystery. The young system, about 450 light-years from Earth, is revealing its complex…

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