Latest Type II supernova Stories
The finding sheds light on some universal mysteries, including the possibility that exploding stars created some of the matter that makes up our bodies.
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.
New computer models show in detail how supernovae obtain their shape.
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.
Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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