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`Upside-down planet’ reveals new method of studying binary star systems

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:32

A student astronomer at the University of Washington has found an ‘upside-down planet’ which may pave way for new method of studying binary star systems.

New website allows listeners to hear `music of the stars`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 12:30

A researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has published a new website that allows listeners to literally hear the music of the stars.

Massive binary star weighing 400 solar masses discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:49

A binary star that potentially weighed 300 to 400 solar masses at birth has been observed, which astronomers believe that could be the most massive double star discovered so far.

Secret life of binary stars revealed

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:47

In a new study, researchers have revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that results in an explosion so powerful it ranks close to supernovae in luminosity.

Extraordinary pairs of red dwarfs discovered in Milky Way

Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012, 13:04

Using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on Hawaii, a team of astronomers have discovered four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours.

Black holes `eat binary star partners` to grow

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 12:34

There are two ways to grow a supermassive black hole: with gas clouds and with stars.

Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star

Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 15:39

Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets.