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This Dead Star May Be A Giant Diamond The Size Of Earth

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond. Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detect...

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...

SURPRISE: Huge Stellar Explosion Isn't What Astronomers Expected

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers a rare look at an enormous stellar eruption, allowing them to map out the aftermath of such blasts...

Key Einstein Theory Faces Toughest Test Yet

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/25/2013 02:02 PM EDT on SPACE.com An extreme pair of superdense stars orbiting each other has put Einstein's gen...

WATCH: Dead Star Bends Light From Giant Companion

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/08/2013 08:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has witnessed an ultradense dead star b...

Best Places To Hunt E.T. Described In New Study

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

As the hunt for earth-like planets and alien life heats up, stars that are cooling down may be the best places to look. That's the word from researche...

LOOK: Astronomer Spies 'Valentine Rose' In Deep Space

Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 02/14/2013 06:45 AM EST on SPACE.com A strange nebula in deep space shines like a cosmic rose in a new photo unveil...

Alien Solar System May Exist In Nearby Cluster Of Stars

Posted 01.29.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 01/29/2013 08:30 AM EST on SPACE.com At 150 light-years from Earth, the Hyades cluster is the nearest star cluster ...

Dying Stars Caught Feasting On Earth-LIke Planets

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/07/2012 06:26 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have caught four dying stars in the act of chowing down on rocky...