Never Before Seen Structures In A Supernova

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a new image of Supernova 1987A, one of the most famous exploding stars.

Highly Unusual Wolf-Rayet Star Will Evolve into Magnetar

An international team of astronomers have identified a powerful magnetic field in the Wolf-Rayet star HD 45166, the exposed helium core of a star that has lost its outer layers of hydrogen.

Webb Reveals Colors of Earendel, Most Distant Star Ever Detected

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang.

These Two Stars Orbit So Close, The Entire System Would Fit Inside Our Sun

A record-breaking binary system has been found with a rotation so tight, both objects could comfortably fit inside the Sun.

Meet Giant Mothra: Extremely Rare 'Kaiju' Monster Star Discovered

A newly discovered star is so large, bright, and strange that its appearance could be pointing us towards a clump of dark matter in the sky.

Another Object Emitting Strange Radio Signals in Our Galaxy

A strange radio signal pulsing from a spot 15,000 light-years away could point to an unconfirmed type of star.

Astronomers Find Mysterious, Slowly Pulsing Star

An unidentified source has been beaming out a pulse of radio waves every 22 minutes since 1988, astronomers say.

JWST Might Have Spotted the First Dark Matter Stars

In a first, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) may have glimpsed a rare type of star that astronomers aren’t even sure exists. These “dark stars” might not have been fueled not by nuclear fusion but by the self-annihilation of dark matter.

Meteor-Like 'Shooting Stars' Discovered in The Sun's Atmosphere

Meteor-like fireballs in the atmosphere of the Sun rain down like showers of shooting stars during the phenomenon of coronal rain, scientists have found.

Betelgeuse is almost 50% brighter than normal

Whenever something happens with Betelgeuse, speculations about it exploding as a supernova proliferate. But when will the explosion happen?

Second-ever elusive white dwarf pulsar spotted

Astronomers have just found a second example of a white dwarf acting as a pulsar, following the first discovery in 2016.

New millisecond pulsar discovered with the Green Bank Telescope

Using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), US astronomers have detected a new binary millisecond pulsar. The newly found pulsar, designated PSR J0212+5321, belongs to the "redback" subclass and is located relatively nearby. 

A white dwarf's crystallizes into a celestial diamond

A group of Australian space scientists discovered a white dwarf star that appears to be in the beginning stages of crystallizing into a celestial diamond.

This Star Exploded So Hard, It Sent Its Core Whizzing Across The Galaxy

Astronomers studying black holes have serendipitously found another rarity: a dead star rocketing away from its birth supernova, leaving a comet-like trail of radio emission in its wake.

Astronomers find the remains of the Universe's first stars

For the first time ever, we were able to identify the chemical traces of the explosions of the first stars in very distant gas clouds.