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Vanishing Star Helps Astronomers See Space-Time Warp

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science

It's not easy to weigh a star, but an international team of astronomers has done just that. In fact, they've measured the masses of both stars in ...

NASA Spies Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns. ...

WATCH: Vast 'Jet' Is Longest Ever Observed

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science

A NASA X-ray telescope has detected the longest jet in the Milky Way: a corkscrew-shaped trail of high-energy particles being ejected from a speeding ...

Newfound Stellar Trio May Put Einstein Theory To The Test

| ADRIAN CHO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

In a cosmic coup, astronomers have found a celestial beacon known as a pulsar in orbit with not one, but two other stars. The first-of-its-kind trio c...

WATCH: Odd Spinning Star May Hold Key To Cosmic Mystery

The Huffington Post | Miriam Kramer | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

A perplexing fast-spinning star just might be the "missing link" in a long-standing pulsar mystery, scientists say. The so-called neutron star — a ...

EXPLAINED: Why Our Black Hole Is Such A Picky Eater

| Ron Cowen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way’s center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black ho...

Weird Magnetic Star May Test Einstein Theory

natureheader | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By Eugenie Samuel Reich Dale Frail couldn’t resist the prospect of watching a black hole swallow its prey. Frail, who is in charge of the Very La...

Weird 'Hiccupping' Star Detected By Space Telescope

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 07/26/2012 04:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have discovered a weird compact spinning star whose rotation has...

E.T. Hunters Get Signals from Space: What's the Source?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Don't start making tinfoil hats yet. The 12 intriguing signals published this week by SETI researchers at UC Berkeley weren't created by aliens, despi...

PSR B1509-58 PICTURES: INCREDIBLE Rotating Pulsar Looks Like a Heavenly Hand (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See photo below.* Harvard's Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured an image of the a young pulsar, named PSR B1509-58. Located in the Circinus con...