articles tagged: stars
how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.

turns out the oldest known star in the universe is in our backyard
# space

turns out the oldest known star in the universe is in our backyard

It turns out that one of the oldest objects in the known universe is only a few thousand light years from Earth.

learning about stars by listening to their hum
# space

learning about stars by listening to their hum

Want to get a good guess as to how old a star is? Just listen to its hum...

the biggest stars in the cosmos, revisited
# space

the biggest stars in the cosmos, revisited

Astronomers find a star that's larger, brighter, and heavier than what we thought could still exist.

searching for the biggest stars in the cosmos
# space

searching for the biggest stars in the cosmos

Astronomers spotted evidence of a very rare event that only happens to the largest and heaviest stars: an antimatter-fueled supernova.