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When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it explodes in a brilliant supernova explosion. The remnant of the stellar core will usually form either a neutron star or a black hole.
A group of international scientists have observed as the largest known star in the Universe tore itself apart.
The European Space Agency has released an image of the cauldron bubble as seen by its XMM-Newton space telescope.
A team of European researchers have pinpointed a magnetar--an unusual type of neutron star that possesses an immensely powerful magnetic field.
Astronomers using data from several X-ray satellites have caught a magnetar â€“ the remnant of a massive star with an incredibly strong magnetic field â€“ in a sort of giant cosmic blench.
Super star clusters are groups of hundreds of thousands of very young stars packed into an unbelievably small volume. They represent the most extreme environments in which stars and planets can form. Until now, super star clusters were only known to exist very far away, mostly in pairs or groups of interacting galaxies.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.