Our solar system is a relatively calm and ordered place compared to the systems of Sun-like stars that have consumed their own planets.
The discovery could change the way astronomers measure the ages of stars in the Milky Way, and means previous estimates could be off by as much as a billion years.
Scientists ask amateur astronomers to help seek clues about the origin of water, among other celestial mysteries.
The star cluster is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
James Kirk, an astronomer not involved in the study, told Newsweek the study could have a "profound" effect on our understanding of how many Earth-sized planets are out there in the universe.
Cesar Rubio, one of the citizen scientists behind the planets' discovery, said his seven-year-old son also has a passion for the cosmos.
The computer simulation, based on modeling technology called STARFORGE, shows how a huge gas cloud floating in space eventually births stars over time
Your guide on how to see the "Christmas Star" the biblical Wise Men followed for the first time since the middle ages.
Scientists spotted the star being ripped apart by a black hole millions of light-years from Earth.
After a second night of dancing, two couples landed in the bottom two, leaving the decision up to the judges to decide who would go home and who would stay.
Sunspots are dark spots that temporarily appear on the solar surface.
Imahara worked on the "Star Wars" prequels as a model maker for R2D2, while he was at Industrial Light and Magic.
The 200 stars appear to have come from a merger between the Milky Way and a dwarf galaxy long ago.
Superflares are explosions up to 10,000 times more energetic than the typical solar flares that our sun produces.
The star appears to have formed by the merging of two smaller white dwarfs.
The hourglass-shaped object, known as CVMP 1, is one of the largest known planetary nebulae.
The planet is located around 1,000 light-years from Earth and experiences average temperatures of more than 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
One planet, known as Proxima b, has already been detected around the star.
Betelgeuse a nearby red supergiant star which is up to 20 times more massive than our sun.
Intriguingly, the Neptune-like planet is is about four times bigger than the star itself.
The center of our galaxy is located around 26,500 light-years away from Earth.
Most years the Alpha Monocerotids produce a modest display with just a handful of meteors.
The latest findings could have important implications for our understanding of how massive stars form.
In 2015, an astrophysicist discovered that the star would undergo irregular dips in brightness over a period of days or weeks.
The collision took place 10 billion years ago, when the universe was just three or four billion years old.
Researchers used the European Space Agency's star-mapping satellite to make a stunning discovery about the Milky Way.