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Smallest star ever found is the size of Saturn

The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 …

Carnival of Space 517

1. The Evolving Planet – United States to experience first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 100 years! The solar eclipse will be most visible along a path that goes from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21. 2. …

Carnival of Space 516

Carnival of Space 516 is up at links through space. Planetaria – New Horizons team successfully observes transit of next KBO target, and clouds on Pluto. Images of seven possible clouds on Pluto, as seen by New Horizons. The other …

Neutrinos as drivers of supernovae

Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In these star explosions, radioactive atomic nuclei are synthesized in the hot, innermost regions during the explosion and can thus provide insights into the unobservable …

Confirmation of orbiting supermassive black holes

For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they’ve been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes hundreds of millions of light years from Earth – a discovery more …

Carnival of Space 511

Carnival of space 511 is up at Everyday Spacer Planetaria – New moon discovered by Hubble orbiting third largest dwarf planet in Kuiper Belt Hubble Space Telescope and two other telescopes, orbiting the third largest known dwarf planet known as …

Carnival of Space 510

The Carnival of Space 510 is at Urban Astronomer Universe Today – We Will Launch on Reusable Rocket After Exceptional SpaceX Performance – Inmarsat CEO Tells Universe Today “I’m sure we will be using a ‘reused rocket’, Inmarsat CEO Pearce …