Far out in the Milky Way, roughly 22,000 light years from Earth, a star unlike any other roars with a magnetic force that beats anything physicists have ever seen.
The eROSITA telescope aboard the Spektr-RG space observatory at the L2 Lagrange point captured the first time in what is known as the ‘fireball’ phase of a classical nova.
Just 4,000 light-years from Earth is a strange, star-sized object. It’s been observed by radio telescopes, but astronomers aren’t sure what it is. They call it a long period transient.
International team of astronomers found a star 100 times larger than our sun that nearly disappears from the sky every few decades. They also have no idea why it does so. This could be a new class of stars.
Astronomers studying data from NASA’s TESS mission have found a remarkable sextuple star system featuring three gravitationally bound eclipsing binaries.
A mysteriously dimming star located about 1,480 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus and known as Tabby's star is, in fact, a binary stellar system, made up of a F-type star and a smaller red dwarf star.
Until now, the source of Fast Radio Bursts was a mystery. Now astronomers at multiple institutions have pinpointed the FRB spotted in the Milky Way and conclude it most likely was generated by a magnetar.