Researchers uncover the farthest star ever seen

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University of Minnesota professor led the international research team MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/02/2018) — More than halfway across the universe, researchers have spotted an enormous blue star, nicknamed Icarus. It is the farthest individual star ever seen. Normally, it would be much too faint to view, even with the world’s largest […]

Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies that give birth to new stars

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Project is 100th project of Zooniverse citizen science platform MINNEAPOLIS (05/31/2017) — A new citizen science project, led by astronomers at the University of Minnesota, is asking volunteers to help them with web classifications of galaxy spectra to find “baby” galaxies that are giving birth to new stars. The project, named Galaxy Nurseries, […]