Stars

Rogue Sun Could Wipe Out Life On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech

A German scientist has suggested that a rogue star will pass by our solar system causing life-threatening comet showers to rain down on Earth. Dr C...

'Super Earth' Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have found a 'Super Earth' planet orbiting a star just like our sun using a ground based telescope for the first time. The Nordic Optic...

'Impossible' Dead Star Found

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a dead star so bright it can only be described as "impossible". The object was previously thought to be a black hole, b...

'Megaflare' Erupts With The Power Of 10,000 Suns

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has spotted a solar flare more than 10,000 times more powerful than any on record. The so-called Megaflare would have the potential to knock o...

Scientists Use Lasers To Create A Supernova

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

If ever there's a phrase that needed to be said it's: 'Exploding star using lasers'. Thankfully scientists at Oxford University heard our calls and ha...

'Eye Of Sauron' Star Is Root Of All Evil

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

Space can be a beautiful thing. It can also be deeply scary as this image of a star proves. Nicknamed 'The Eye Of Sauron' this is actually a ringed...

What Happens When A Star 20 Times As Big As The Sun Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed that a star 20 times as big as our own died in a giant supernova, which was caught on camera. A supernova is an enormous ...

This Is The Oldest Star In The Universe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers say they have found the oldest star in the universe. A team from the Australian National University said their star was formed 13.6 bil...

PICS: Sudden Supernova In M82 Galaxy Rips Apart The Night Sky (A Bit)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have been stunned by the appearance of a new supernova in the night sky. A star in the galaxy M82 has exploded - or at least, the light...

Physicists Find Evidence For 'Nuclear Pasta' At Heart Of Neutron Stars

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists have found evidence for a new form of matter labelled - in humorously confusing style - 'nuclear pasta'. The discovery was made by exami...

WATCH: Massive Star Explosion Is The Biggest On Record

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has photographed what could be the most powerful supernova ever discovered. The massive gamma-ray burst was the brightest and longest ever rec...

Would You Rather Be Famous Or Live A Long Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A shortened life may be the price of fame on the stage, screen and sports field, new research suggests. Actors, singers, musicians and dancers, as ...

Super Massive 'Vampire' Stars May Draw Life From Older Neighbours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech

Small stars may grow into giants by 'feeding' off a group of older stars, according to new research. The theory may help to explain how stars up to...

Super Massive 'Vampire' Stars May Draw Life From Older Neighbours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech

Small stars may grow into giants by 'feeding' off a group of older stars, according to new research. The theory may help to explain how stars up to...

'Fastest-Ever' Star Orbits Black Hole At 2 Million MPH

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have found an astonishing star and black hole in deep space which orbit each other every 2 hours. Known as a black hole X-ray binary sy...

Third-Closest Star System To Earth Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have found the third closest star system to our own - the nearest in almost a century. The snappily named system - official moniker WIS...

'Mirror-Earth' Could Be Just 13 Light Years Away

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have announced that an Earth-like planet could exist as close as 13 light years to Earth. Yes, that's still about 76 million million mi...

WATCH: Timelapse Video Of Exploding Star Takes 58 Years To Record

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Tech

More than 1400 years ago the star GK Persei exploded in a dramatic and massive supernova which - at the time - was the largest on record. And, in 1...

Nasa Pictures Dramatic Birth And Death Of A Star In One Photo

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has captured the stunning death of a star - and the birth of the new one - in a single photograph. The photo depicts an enormous gas cloud, th...

Strange Spiral Orbiting Giant Red Star 'May Be Last Thing Humans See'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Tech

An incredible photo of a pulsing, dying red star has revealed strange 3D 'spirals' around its centre. The scientists at the Atacama Large Millimete...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 8th October 2012

Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

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Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 5th October 2012

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

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Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 4th October 2012

Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

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PICTURES: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Winners Revealed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech

The winners for this year's Astronomy Photographer Of The Year competition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich have been revealed. The photos sho...

Wish Upon A Star: Stunning Starry Wedding Image

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | Home

And the award for most romantic wedding picture goes to... *imitates drum roll by banging on desk* Shirley and Warren Andrews, the newlyweds wh...