Stars

The heavenly orbs are not quite stars and not quite planets.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Multiple researchers suggest that dead magnetic stars have likely been behind the rare, intense bursts of radio waves that began in 2007.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The method may be able to improve solar flare prediction using only satellite images of the sun.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
We honor the spacecraft’s 16-year journey with five beautiful images from the telescope.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
That’s when the two stars in the binary system V Sagittae are set to merge in a spectacularly luminous fashion.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Enjoy ginormous candy canes, stellar glitter, and visiting (interstellar) neighbors this month.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Marvel at the lives and deaths of stars across the universe.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
The SETI Institute leads the hunt for extraterrestrials, which has entered a new phase with myriad planets to focus on.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Data from the second probe to reach interstellar space helps scientists form a more complete picture of the boundary between the sun and the stars. 
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Quiver at the sight of skeletal galaxies, stellar pumpkins and ghostly interstellar visitors.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator