The next destination for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a small space rock in the Kuiper belt called MU69. Now we know it may have an even smaller moon
A supernova that stayed bright for over three years seemed impossible, but it could be explained if the explosion is running into dense rings of dust and gas
Red and white dwarfs make nasty neighbours due to spurts of deadly radiation, but alien life could still form on planets nearby if shielded by smog or oceans
Failed stars called brown dwarfs straddle the line between big planets and small stars. An observation of a magnetic field puts another tick in the star column
A star factory with the lowest oxygen level ever seen in such a galaxy could help us understand how the elements were distributed after the big bang
Galactic winds once thought to slow star formation may be driving the creation of new stars in distant galaxies, challenging long held believes about galaxy evolution
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