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The Beautiful Birth of a New Star

Welcome to the Universe, IRAS 14568-6304. There’s no catchy name for this particular stellar object, because it’s too new to have been given one. Read More >>

Look at This Gorgeous Ghost of a Dying Star

This giant cosmic bubble may seem an unusual sight, but in fact it’s pretty common across the Universe—because its the remnants of a dying star, otherwise known as a planetary nebula. Read More >>

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What is This?

No, this isn't another golf ball from outer space. In fact, it's a simulated image of the interior of a supermassive star weighing 55,500 times more than our Sun. It shows the inner core in which helium is converted into oxygen, powering various fluid instabilities as it goes. Read much more about it here. [Image Credit: Ken Chen, UCSC] Read More >>

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The Mysterious Magnetar With an Insanely Strong Magnetic Field

A team of scientists using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered a weird dead star , which hides one of the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe. Read More >>

Is This the Last Thing the Human Race Will Ever See?

Astronomers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory have found something really strange for the very first time: a strange tridimensional spiral structure inside of a dying star, one that is just like our very own Sun. Read More >>

A Full-Body Pillow Is Your “Hold Me” Deal of the Day

Not everyone is lucky enough to be part of the perfect couple. Some of us sleep alone at night, unloved and with no one to cuddle. Stop laughing because this is a serious business. We're here to help those people. Read More >>

A Black Hole Devouring a Star Is One Hell of an Amazing View

Look at this star turned into a fire dragon by a single point of nothingness with the mass of three million suns—its body twisted and deformed as a black beast 2.7 billion light-years away devours it with infinite hunger. Read More >>

How One Man Hacked Hollywood

Pictures hacked from Hollywood stars' email accounts and phones seem to be a mainstay of popular culture these days. Chris Chaney, one of the most prolific celebrity hackers to date, was recently arrested—but GQ has a wonderful profile of the man which you really have to read. Read More >>

Spam Rank: The Google-Backed Research Fighting Fake Reviews

Fake online reviews are a pain in the ass: they make interent shopping harder than it already is. But thankfully there are people out there who are developing ways of spotting and blocking rogue five-star reviews, and a new algorithm backed by Google seems to be the most effective yet. Read More >>

There Are Actually Millions of Tatooines In Our Galaxy

Astronomers have found two more new planets orbiting binary stars: Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b. Their discovery, which follows the original Tatooine discovery back in September 2011, is quite important: now we know there are millions of planets orbiting binary stars. Read More >>