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A century of cepheids: Two astronomers, a hundred years apart, use stars to measure the Universe

How far away is that galaxy?

Our entire understanding of the Universe is based on knowing the distances to other galaxies, yet this seemingly-simple question turns out to be fiendishly difficult to answer. 

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Alien Megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'Most Mysterious Star in the Universe'

A team of more than 200 researchers, led by Louisiana State University's Tabetha Boyajian, is one step closer to solving the mystery behind the "most mysterious star in the universe." Boyajian said, "It's exciting. I am so appreciative of all of the people who have contributed to this in the past year -- the citizen scientists and professional astronomers. It's quite humbling to have all of these people contributing in various ways to help figure it out." ...

New discovery finds starving white dwarfs are binge eaters

New findings on old favorites. AAVSO and Kepler data enable a new study of MV Lyra, which was published in the journal Nature. “We have seen episodes of strong flares of accretion interrupted by periods with no evidence of accretion. This sporadic activity is best explained by the presence of a strong magnetic field comparable to that of 1000 fridge magnets”  the lead author, Dr Scaringi, sais.

Discovery of New Planet Reveals Distant Solar System to Rival Our Own

The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google’s Christopher Shallue overturns our solar system’s status as having the highest number of known planets. We're now in a tie.

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New eruptions detected in two luminous blue variables

Astronomers report the detection of new eruptions in two luminous blue variables, known as R 40 and R 110, located in the Magellanic Clouds.

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