The stars in our galaxy can change orbits over time. Through “close encounters” with other stars, they can find themselves in very different regions of the galaxy than their region of origin. Now new research finds that about a third of stars drift to new orbits in their lifetime.
Brown dwarfs are like the Pluto of stars. New research published in Nature points to a more planetary nature by discovering bright aurora on a brown dwarf.
Giant stars lurk the heart of the Westerlund 1 cluster.
A region of material similar to the Kuiper belt of our solar system has been directly observed around another star.
A Wolf-Rayet star nicknamed “Nasty 1” is having its hydrogen stolen by a companion star.
Giant stars such as Betelgeuse may appear to dwarf our Sun, but their densities are so low that they are basically red hot vacuums.
Caffau’s star is sometimes called an “impossible star.” It’s actually just an interesting star that we don’t fully understand.
We’ve just discovered the fastest star in our galaxy, and it was likely given its speed by a supernova explosion.
About 70,000 years ago Scholz’s star came within 0.8 light years of the Sun.