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  • Astronomers study star that spins slower on the inside

    Sound waves are easily detected as they travel through the atmosphere of the star, but they are much more difficult to detect in the core of the star. Image credit: SAp/CEA

    Astronomers measuring sound waves within stars have discovered a star where the interior rotates slower...

     
  • Monster yellow star is 1,300 times wider than the Sun

    An artist’s impression shows the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. Credit: ESO

    Astronomers have discovered that a star that is just too faint to be seen with the unaided eye is actually...

     
  • Mystery surrounds star’s explosive death

    Eta Carina brightened considerably in the 19th century, expelling material which can be seen today surrounding the star. Credit: ESA/NASA

    An unusual outburst from a supposed supernova has astronomers arguing whether the star has actually exploded,...

     
  • Impossible star is a cosmic mystery

    The star's position is marked in this photo of the region (ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2)

    Astronomers are mystified by a star they have discovered in the Milky Way – because theories say...

     
  • Fast-living star creates shockwaves

    Fast-living star creates shockwaves

    A space telescope has photographed the dramatic shockwaves caused by a runaway star ripping through the...

     
  • Star kicked out by giant black hole

    Star kicked out by giant black hole

    A runaway star found racing through space at an incredible 2.5 million km an hour (1.6 million mph),...

     
  • Star set to collide with solar system

    Star set to collide with solar system

    Have a good look at this star. For astronomers have discovered that it is on course to collide with the...

     
  • Supernova star too close for comfort

    Supernova star too close for comfort

    Astronomers have identified a ticking time-bomb in space that lies perilously close to the Earth, they...