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Astronomers Spy Two Stars 'Smooching' Each Other To Death

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.22.2015 | Science

EmbedContent(56281faee4b08589ef4ab668,This animated artist’s impression shows VFTS 352, the hottest and most massive double star system to date wher...

'Tatooine' Planets May Be More Common Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, may exist only in the make-believe world of Star Wars, but astronomers have long known that planets with two s...

WATCH: Dwarf Star Confirms Prediction Made Decades Ago

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 04.19.2014 | Science

Astronomers have observed a white dwarf acting as a magnifying glass for another, Sun-like star that it is orbiting. The binary star system, 808 parse...

Nearby Galaxy Even Closer Than We Thought, New Research Shows

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/06/2013 01:03 PM EST on SPACE.com The distance to one of the Milky Way's next-door neighbors, a satellite galaxy...

'Tatooine' Planets May Face Peculiar Risk, New Study Suggests

Posted 01.07.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/06/2013 02:12 PM EST on SPACE.com Alien planets born in widely separated two-star systems face a grave danger of being...