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Betelgeuse is 25 percent closer than scientists thought

Scientists studying the star Betelgeuse have determined that it’s actually roughly 25% closer than previous estimates. The star is also slightly smaller than scientists assumed, though it still appears as though it’s reaching >>

Hubble spots a big, weird blob of star gas

When you gaze at the sky on a clear night, you can easily spot countless stars shining bright. Most of them look pretty much identical, aside from varying brightness, but when NASA’s Hubble >>

Astronomers spot one of the oldest stars ever

Our Solar System is incredibly old by human standards. The Sun, sitting in the center, is thought to be just over 4.6 billion years old, which is an almost unfathomable amount of time >>

The ‘Alien Megastructure’ star is acting weird again

Early last year a far-off star captured the imagination of the scientific community thanks to its incredibly bizarre behavior. The star, which is officially named KIC 8462852 but is better known as “Tabby’s >>