Citizen scientists find a failed star in the Sun's neighborhood
Amateurs sometimes catch what pro astronomers miss.
Researchers discover one of the brightest galaxies ever seen
It’s about a thousand times brighter than the Milky Way.
Astronomers spot the smallest star so far
It’s only slightly larger than Saturn.
An excess of 'failed' stars is a bad sign for alien life
There could be 100 billion brown dwarfs in our galaxy, many more than thought.
Milky Way's fastest stars could be runaways from another galaxy
Hypervelocity stars might not come from black holes after all.
Astronomers capture best picture yet of the star in Orion’s armpit
It reveals that Betelgeuse’s inner temperature isn’t uniform, which has implications for the giant sun’s future.
Astronomers prove Einstein right: Stars can warp light
But he was wrong about not being able to observe it.
Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova
Our assumptions about star death might be misguided.
Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope
The Extremely Large Telescope has been years in the making.