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Variable Star Observations in Database:

32,756,051 and Counting ...
Last Observation Received:

41 min 26 sec ago by AGUA - Guillermo Abramson (AR)

SN 2017cbv   Mar 22.0889   11.5Vis.   

Plot SN 2017cbv light curve

 
 

Stellar News Feed

New types of variable stars from the Kepler satellite.

 

Twenty-three new objects have been added to the growing collection of stars observed to have unusual dips in their light curves. A recent study examines these stars and the potential causes of their strange behavior.

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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Likely Black Hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a likely black hole and a companion star.

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SN2015bh: the end of a star or an "impostor" supernova?

Astronomers spot an intense explosion of a massive star, which, according to records, experienced frequent eruptions for at least 20 years. The analysis of the outburst does not allow to discern between a real supernova - an explosive event marks the end of a star - or a giant eruption implying a massive change in the star’s evolutionary course

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Iota Orionis: pulsating beacon of a constellation

Using the world's smallest astronomical satellites, researchers detect the biggest stellar heartbeat ever...

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Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets

From the exoplanet community: 7 Earth-sized planets discovered around the star Trappist-1, only 39 light-years away. 3 of those planets are inside the star's habitable zone!

 

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