Illustration of surface of planet orbiting Barnard's star

Exoplanets

Astronomers Challenge Claim of Planet Around Barnard's Star

Astronomers thought a super-Earth might orbit nearby Barnard's star. But a new study disputes that claim, arguing that stellar activity might be masquerading as the planetary signal.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Meet Barnard’s Star, Our Red Dwarf Neighbor

This faint red dwarf star is famous not because it's bright but because it's fast-moving — you can actually see it moving across the sky if you track it over several years.

Illustration of surface of planet orbiting Barnard's star

Exoplanets

A Chilly Super-Earth May Orbit Barnard's Star

One of the closest stars to the Sun hosts a planet at least three times as massive as our own where temperatures might be just low enough to freeze liquid water.

Little Red Corvette

Explore the Night with Bob King

On the Move with Barnard's Star and 61 Cygni

Stars may appear static, but they're on the move. Put these two speed demons on your observing list this summer. When you return in a year or two, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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