Tag Archives: stars

A model burster

Researchers find the first neutron star that bursts as predicted. For the first time, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have detected all phases of thermonuclear burning in a neutron star. The star, located close to the center of the galaxy in the globular cluster Terzan 5, is a “model burster,” says Manuel Linares, a postdoc […] … learn more→

From the comfort of home, web users may have found new planets

Since the online citizen science project Planet Hunters launched last December, 40,000 web users from around the world have been helping professional astronomers analyze the light from 150,000 stars in the hopes of discovering Earth-like planets orbiting around them. Users analyze real scientific data collected by NASA\’s Kepler mission, which has been searching for planets […] … learn more→