stellar evolution

‘Magnetar’ discovery challenges stellar evolution, black hole theory


August 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has challenged the theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, according to astronomers.The "magnetar" lies in a ... Read more...

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‘Watery, rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way’


April 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way, or the Galaxy.Dr. Jay Farihi, Leicester University scientist and lead author, surveyed white dwarfs, the ... Read more...

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Stellar collisions and vampirism give blue straggler stars a “cosmic facelift”


December 24th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that stars known as blue stragglers have been rejuvenated by a sort of "cosmic facelift", courtesy stellar collisions and a process sometimes called ... Read more...

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Planets may assemble around stars more quickly than anyone thought possible


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has said that two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently ... Read more...

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New levels of complexity and intrigue revealed in Milky Way’s center


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A dramatic new view of the center of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has exposed new levels of the complexity and intrigue in the ... Read more...

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Discovery of recently formed galaxies poses challenge to galaxy formation theories


April 11th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found a sample of massive galaxies with properties that suggest they may have formed relatively recently, a discovery that poses challenge to galaxy ... Read more...

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Star that was 1 mln times brighter than Sun before exploding as supernova


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has identified a star that was one million times brighter than the Sun before it exploded as a supernova in 2005.According to ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover Universes hottest white dwarf


December 13th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A team of German and American astronomers have discovered the hottest white dwarf in the Universe, using NASAs space-based Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE).Known as white dwarf KPD ... Read more...

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Gamma rays emitting pulsar to shed new light on stellar evolution


October 17th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a new class of pulsars that emit gamma rays, which would open a new window on the evolution of stars. One such object was discovered ... Read more...

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Universes first stars could shed light on elusive nature of dark matter


June 25th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the universes first stars, might still be around at the centre of the Milky way, in frozen form, and could provide ... Read more...

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Largest digital survey of Milky Way released by astronomers


December 11th, 2007 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Astronomers have released the largest optical digital survey of the Milky Way galaxy, which has stunning red images of nebulae and stars.Conducted by a collaborative team of over ... Read more...

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