Heavy stars live like rock stars: they live fast, become big, and die young. Low mass stars, on the other hand, are more persistent, and live longer. Fusing hydrogen slow and steady wins the stellar age-race.
Nothing sits still in our Universe. Like planets, stars rotate. The authors of this paper found certain types of stars unexpectedly display rapid rotations when they are not supposed to.
A star on its way out of the Milky Way has set a new speed record. What’s the rush? Read on to find out…
While the Sun is an excellent starting point in a quest to understand magnetism, the authors of today’s paper want more. They take advantage of something only relatively cool stars can have in their atmospheres to study magnetic fields: molecules in starspots.
70,000 years ago, a binary star passed through the outskirts of the Oort Cloud–was it the closest known stellar encounter?
Spinning stars offer a useful way of determining the ages of star clusters