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2010-05-22 07:45:08

The finding sheds light on some universal mysteries, including the possibility that exploding stars created some of the matter that makes up our bodies.

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2010-05-19 13:32:35

In the past decade, robotic telescopes have turned astronomers' attention to scads of strange exploding stars, one-offs that may or may not point to new and unusual physics.

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2010-05-12 10:48:16

New computer models show in detail how supernovae obtain their shape.

2010-01-27 12:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.

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2010-01-27 12:53:04

Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.

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2010-01-27 12:44:30

For the first time, astronomers have found a supernova explosion with properties similar to a gamma-ray burst, but without seeing any gamma rays from it.

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2010-01-07 07:20:00

Many of the best computer models of supernova explosions fail to produce an explosion - Instead, according to the simulations, gravity wins the day and the star simply collapses.

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2009-12-17 10:41:42

A new study of images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on supernova remnants - the debris from exploded stars - shows that the symmetry of the remnants, or lack thereof, reveals how the star exploded.

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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.

2009-06-09 10:57:27

In a controversial new paper in the journal Nature, astronomers from Queen's University Belfast have proposed a new physical interpretation of a supernova discovered on 7th November 2008.


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