At 9, girl may be youngest to spot supernova

| Mar 13, 2015

At 9, girl may be youngest to spot supernova

Two sisters from Mukaiyama Elementary School in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, have discovered a supernova, becoming rising stars in Japan’s astronomical society. In December, 12-year-old Koto Tomita and her 9-year-old sister, Rino, spotted the stellar explosion together. “We do not keep a record of the ...

Feb 12, 2015

'Stellar nursery' has quadruple pregnancy: astronomers

A team of astronomers reported on Wednesday they had snatched the first glimpse of a quadruple star system in the early stages of formation. The observations, reported in the journal Nature, help to explain how systems with more than one star — a phenomenon ...