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Astronomers Recorded This Eerie Music From A 13-Billion-Year-Old Star

Space is not the soundless vacuum movies would have us believe. In fact, judging by these eerie recordings of the music being thrown off by the oldest stars in the Milky Way, space actually sounds like a bit of a party.


An Optical Illusion Fooled Astronomers Into Thinking There Was An Extra Nebula Here For Almost A Decade

How many nebulas do you think are in this photo? Careful, the answer is not quite what it seems.


This Ribbon Of Dust And Gas Will Become A Series Of Stunning Stars

Image Cache: It may not look much, but this fine filament of matter will soon blossom into something bright and spectacular, as its constituent gases begin to burn as a new set of stars.


Astronomers Finally Know What's Behind This Mysterious Glowing Red Cloud

Look deeply into this glowing red cloud drifting beyond the edges of our galaxy. Pretty weird, right? The weirdest thing of all, though, is what it’s been hiding.


We're Marvelling At These Incredible Pictures Of The Night Skies

Last week, we were blown away by a photograph from Mike Mezeul II depicting a storm over White Sands National Monument. We looked in a bit more on Mezeul’s portfolio and were amazed at what we saw.


Doomed Stars Glisten Like Diamonds In Latest Hubble Photo

Behold Trumpler 14, a dazzling star cluster located 8000 light-years from Earth. Situated within the Carina Nebula, it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of massive, bright stars in the Milky Way. But as spectacular as these stellar objects appear be, their majestic appearance comes at a price.


Peer Inside A Beautiful Model Of A Spinning Star

It may seem like some kind of delicate flower head, but you’re actually looking at the results of a computational model which is used to predict what happens inside a star when it spins quickly on its axis.


Our Sun Could Release Superflares As Powerful As A Billion Megatonne Bombs

By studying a nearby sun-like star, astronomers have concluded that the Sun is capable of releasing solar flares a thousand times greater than anything previously recorded. Scientists say the chances of this are quite slim, but warn that such an event would threaten life on Earth.


The Rest Of The World Wishes Their Night Sky Shone Like It Does In Tasmania

Video: Light pollution. It really screws up the view. It would be so great if the stars in the sky could still be seen over big metropolitan areas. But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go far away from civilisation into deserts and nature to see the stars and cosmos the way they are meant to be seen. David Oliver Lennon wanted to bring the beautiful night sky closer, so he layered the sky in Tasmania on top of the skylines of big cities. It’s truly stunning.


This Stormy Star Means Alien Life May Be Rarer Than We Thought

There’s a red dwarf about 35 light-years from here that’s spewing powerful, life crushing solar flares into space. These types of stellar objects are fairly common, leading to speculation that our galaxy is less habitable than we thought.


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