Oscillations in the Sun were first observed in the 1960s. But solar-like oscillations in thousands of stars weren’t detected until the French-led Convection, Rotation and Planetary Transits space telescope, which operated from 2006 to 2013.
How do stars die, explode and release heavy elements into the universe? These questions are the focus of an international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) postdoctoral researcher Chris Ashall.
A team of astronomers, including Nader Haghighipour from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have discovered a third planet in the circumbinary planetary system Kepler-47. This discovery cements the system’s title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds, and marks the first complete and dynamically full planetary system around a binary star.
A supernova discovered by an international group of astronomers has provided an unprecedented look at the first moments of a violent stellar explosion.