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  • 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...