Discovery of a brown dwarf hotter than the sun

An international team of astronomers has discovered a planet-like object that is hotter than the sun. Their report has been accepted for publication in the journal Nature Astronomy and is currently available on the arXiv ...

Astronomers discover helium-burning white dwarf

A white dwarf star can explode as a supernova when its mass exceeds the limit of about 1.4 solar masses. A team led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching and involving the University of ...

European astronomers discover four new brown dwarfs

Astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy, and elsewhere have conducted observations of 25 stars as part of the COPAINS Pilot Survey. As a result, they detected four new brown dwarfs that received designations ...

Image: Hubble views a galaxy burning bright

In the depths of the night sky lies a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 3583, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This is a barred spiral galaxy with two arms that twist out into the universe. This galaxy is ...

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