Latest News About Stars and Galaxies

Stars are giant, luminous spheres of plasma. Galaxies consist of stars, stellar remnants, dust, gas, and dark matter, bound together by gravity. Learn more about stars and galaxies.
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Dark Matter Murder Mystery: Is Weird Substance Destroying Neutron Stars?
Dark Matter Annihilation Map
November 18th, 2014
The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests.
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Dark Matter's New Wrinkle: It May Behave Like Wavy Fluid
Wavy Dark Matter
November 12th, 2014
The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may behave more like wavy fluids than solid particles, helping to explain the shapes of galaxies, a new study suggests.
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Lost in Space: Half of All Stars Are Rogues Between Galaxies
This artist's concept shows a number of galaxies sitting in huge halos of stars. The stars are too distant to be seen individually and instead are seen as a diffuse glow, colored yellow in this illustration.
November 6th, 2014
As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies, an unexpected discovery made in a new study using NASA rockets. These stars could help solve mysteries regarding missing light and particles.
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