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Hubble finds dead stars `polluted` with Earth-like planetary debris

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 18:44

The NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster.

Dead stars give a glimpse of what the Sun will look like in future

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:00

Scientists have studied two dead stars, which they say are giving us a glimpse as to how our Solar System might look like a few billion years from now.

Can dead stars hold future of spacecraft navigation?

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 17:07

Scientists are investigating the feasibility of using X-rays from dead stars to allow spacecrafts to navigate autonomously in the outer Solar System and beyond.

Soon, dead stars `may guide astronauts across the Universe`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 14:41

These dense, burnt-out stars rotate rapidly, sweeping their emission across the cosmos at rates that are so stable they rival atomic clock performance.

`Cosmic candles’ result of colliding dead stars

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010, 13:32

In a new research, scientists have found that supernova, which are ‘cosmic candles’ used to fix the distance of objects in the universe, are caused by the merger of two small dead stars called white dwarfs.