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2011-07-02 06:56:32

"Zombie" stars that explode like bombs as they die, only to revive by sucking matter out of other stars.

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2011-04-27 08:20:00

Astronomers may now know the cause of an historic supernova explosion that is an important type of object for investigating dark energy in the universe.

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2010-03-31 10:30:00

Since Galileo first pointed a telescope at the sky 400 years ago, a myriad of technological advances have allowed astronomers to look at very faint objects, very distant objects, and even light that's invisible to the human eye.

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2009-07-09 16:25:00

There is no age restriction on the chance to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the universe. Caroline Moore, a 14-year-old from Warwick, N.Y., has made such a mark on astronomy with the discovery of Supernova 2008ha.

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2009-06-09 13:10:00

A new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a supernova remnant with a different look. This object, known as SNR 0104-72.3 (SNR 0104 for short), is in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a small neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way.

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2009-05-19 07:20:00

A simple new method standardizes the brightness of Type Ia supernovae.

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2009-04-14 10:15:00

Scientists have developed a new explanation for how youthful type Ia supernovae are formed.

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2009-04-08 09:45:00

A team of astronomers, led by Dr Bo Wang from the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed a new model which explains the formation of the most youthful type Ia supernovae.

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2008-12-04 07:10:00

Scientists believe they have finally found what Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe saw in the heavens over 400 years ago.

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2008-07-01 08:55:00

A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy. A contrail from an alien spaceship? A jet from a black-hole?


Latest SN Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Supernova 1987a -- Supernova 1987a was a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy. It occurred approximately 50 kiloparsecs from Earth, the closest supernova since Supernova 1604, which occurred in the Milky Way itself. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. Its brightness peaked in May with a magnitude of about 3 and slowly declined in the following months. It was modern astronomers' first opportunity to see a supernova up close....

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