ESA releases largest star map ever compiled, featuring 1.1 billion stars
Sep 15, 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) has spent the past three years scanning and cataloguing the heavens with its Gaia spacecraft, and the fruits of those labors have finally been unveiled.

Scientists just discovered an ultra-rare planet in a triple-star system
Jul 8, 2016

It seems the universe will never cease to amaze, and now scientists have found a star system unlike anything they thought possible.

Astronomers spot mega-flare 10,000 times more powerful than our sun's blasts
Oct 3, 2014

A good while ago, scientists developed a scale to measure the energy output when our sun decides to blast out a solar flare. It looks like we’re gonna need a bigger scale.

Scientists solve mystery of why 40-million-year-old star seems so young
Jan 14, 2013

Like us, stars lose some energy and fade a bit as they age (at least until they explode), but one star, at the ripe old age of 40 million, has baffled scientists for two decades with its amazingly youthful appearance. Now, scientists think they've figured out the secret to the star's vitality.