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What Are Stars?: A Guide

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLAFrom Popular MechanicsWhen we look up at the night sky, we see a glittering carpet of stars. These twinkling pinpricks of light...

Astronomers find star that survived being 'eaten' by a black hole

The star survived an encounter with a black hole. (Getty)Nothing can escape the enormous gravity of a black hole, not even light.So astronomers were...

Europe's Cheops telescope begins study of far-off worlds

Artwork: Cheops observes exoplanets as they pass in front of their host starsEurope's newest space telescope has begun ramping up its science operations.Cheops was...

Cigar-shaped interstellar trespasser may be fragment of wrecked planet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A reddish-colored cigar-shaped interstellar object called ‘Oumuamua that is tumbling through our solar system may be wreckage from a planet ripped...

Space shock: Unique ultra-massive white dwarf discovered – ‘makes no sense’

A unique ultra-massive white dwarf star could be key to understanding the structure of the universe, scientists have announced. The star has “unusually high”...

Astronomy shock: Three spectacular phenomena align in the heavens

A triangle of celestial bodies lit up the distant night sky on February 25 for a brief period of time, with some lucky astronomers...

Asteroid alert: The Sun will OBLITERATE the asteroid belt – study

The Sun has a very finite amount of energy and in around five billion years, it will cease to be. However, when it dies,...

Space SHOCK: Scientists stunned as two-star system spins so fast it...

The phenomenon was caused by a neutron star orbiting a rapidly spinning white dwarf star. Scientists had been tracking the extraordinary binary star for about 20...

Astronomy news: 100-year old Einstein theory correct as star found to...

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted spinning celestial bodies can drag space-time with them. According to the German scientist’s theory, the faster a...

NASA news: Kepler planet hunter spies ‘vampire’ star system undergoing super-outburst

The NASA Kepler space telescope was designed to hunt for exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet transits a star’s face....

Radio signals from space: Mystery 'glitch' baffles astronomers studying a distant...

Researchers detected a glitch in the radio pulsar PSR J0908−4913 by using the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST). The scientists hope the results could...

Black hole: Brian Cox's chilling ‘no escape’ admission over Milky Way...

Black holes are regions of spacetime that form when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycles and can continue to grow by...

Alien life? Earth-like planet discovered – HUGE boost in hunt for...

A planet similar in size to our has been discovered orbiting a nearby star. The planet has been called GJ 1252 b and researchers...

The Spellflux Spire Review – Free White Dwarf December 2019 Game

Always Board Never Boring reviews the free Spellflux Spire board game from White Dwarf December 2019. In this random number generating game, up to...

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress Annual 2019 – Review

Always Board Never Boring is reviewing the Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress Annual 2019. This 76-page book compiles all the White Dwarf content from the...

GMG Reviews: Necromunda – Gang Raids (White Dwarf Dec 2019)

Games Workshop's December White Dwarf is full of new Necromunda Content. In particular we have a brand new Tactics Card and a full expansion...

Thomas Jefferson seen alongside sixth-great-grandson in portrait

The sixth-great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings poses in...