Stars aren’t living things, but like living things they have a family tree with common origins.
Astronomers have confirmed that Proxima Centauri is part of the Alpha Centauri system
Astronomers have observed a star before it became a nova.
Epsilon Aurigae dims every 27 years. It’s still a bit of a mystery why.
By studying millions of stars we can learn the story of our own Sun.
A planet larger than Jupiter has been detected around an extremely young star.
The most popular view has been that such supermassive stars form when two large stars collide, but new observations cast doubt on that model.
HL Tau is a young star, only about a million years old. Despite its young age, the star is already busy at making a family.
A new discovery raises an interesting question about just how large a planetary system could be.