Astronomers have succeeded in identifying a specific kind of dust grain in the vicinity of cool giant stars. This means fresh impetus for a controversial theory about how stars die.
Astronomers have discovered a unique and exotic star system with a very cool methane-rich (or T-) dwarf star and a ‘dying’ white dwarf stellar remnant in orbit around each other. The system is a ‘Rosetta Stone’ for T-dwarf stars, gi... Read Post
Astronomers have spotted a strange spiral of gas and dust winding outward from a giant red star named R Sculptoris. Read Post
An international team led by Leen Decin, a K.U.Leuven astronomer, has discovered a series of dust shells in the vicinity of CW Leonis, a dying giant star. The star expelled the shells in the course of its long life: the most distant... Read Post