Latest Stars News

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EST

Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was...

Astronomers find what may be the universe's brightest object with a black hole devouring a sun a day

Feb. 19, 2024 17:41 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day. The record-breaking quasar shines 500 trillion times brighter than our...