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Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star

The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.

4 Dec 2019 Nature

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.

13 Nov 2019 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Carbon grains around evolved stars

The Nanocosmos team, a Synergy project funded by the European Research Council, published today in the journal Nature Astronomy the results of a set of laboratory experiments showing that gas-phase chemistry, under conditions similar to those of a red giant star environment, can produce very efficiently small amorphous carbon grains and carbon chains similar to those found in oil.

21 Oct 2019 Nature Astronomy

Gas ‘waterfalls’ reveal infant planets around young star

Astronomers see gestating baby planets, reveal the source of their formative atmospheres.

16 Oct 2019 Nature

Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star

'Lucky' observation gives most detailed look ever of the phenomenon.

26 Sep 2019 The Astrophysical Journal

Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters, new study shows

The findings provide fresh insights into the history of our Galaxy and increase our understanding of how stars form and evolve.

28 Aug 2019 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data

While the differences between the masses are known, little information was available about the mass of the lightest species until now.

22 Aug 2019 Physical Review Letters

A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system

The β Pictoris system has fascinated astronomers for the last thirty years since it enables them to observe a planetary system in the process of forming around its star.

19 Aug 2019 Nature Astronomy

Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Astronomy

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

In a paper published today scientists have studied the Vela Pulsar, a neutron star in the southern sky, that is 1,000 light years away

12 Aug 2019 Nature Astronomy

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