Red Giant Stars’ Mass “Stolen” by Stellar Neighbors

[ad_1] This artist’s conception of the Mira star system depicts Mira A (right), a highly evolved red giant star, and Mira B (left), a white dwarf. Mira A is losing gas rapidly from its upper atmosphere via a stellar wind. Mira B exerts a gravitational tug that creates a gaseous bridge between the two stars. […]

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Delivers New Planetary Discovery From the Grave

[ad_1] Artist’s conception of the Kepler Space Telescope observing planets transiting a distant star. On October 30, 2018, NASA announced that Kepler ran out of fuel and would be retired within its current and safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries. Credit: NASA Ames/W Stenzel A new […]

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