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16

Apr

Star survives nearby supernova explosionIn the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

Star survives nearby supernova explosion
In the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

20

Feb

Reverse shock wave illuminates famous Tycho supernovaAstronomers initially thought that the lit up remains of the supernova were a new star that was as bright as Venus in the night sky.

Reverse shock wave illuminates famous Tycho supernova
Astronomers initially thought that the lit up remains of the supernova were a new star that was as bright as Venus in the night sky.

19

Feb

Lopsided nature of supernovas reveal how stars dieResearchers liken themselves to ‘forensic scientists’ as they use the shape of cosmic ash in an attempt to figure out how the star exploded.

Lopsided nature of supernovas reveal how stars die
Researchers liken themselves to ‘forensic scientists’ as they use the shape of cosmic ash in an attempt to figure out how the star exploded.

27

Jan

How a group of college students discovered a supernovaThe cosmic blast occurred when a white dwarf detonated some 12 million years ago, but it is so far away that the light is just reaching Earth now.

How a group of college students discovered a supernova
The cosmic blast occurred when a white dwarf detonated some 12 million years ago, but it is so far away that the light is just reaching Earth now.

23

Jan

Supernova ‘Holy Grail’ spotted in nearby galaxyThe exploding star is the closest one in years, providing a wealth of information to astronomers.

Supernova ‘Holy Grail’ spotted in nearby galaxy
The exploding star is the closest one in years, providing a wealth of information to astronomers.

04

Apr

Hubble finds most distant supernova
By analyzing star explosions, scientists can get a sense of how quickly the universe was seeded with the elements needed to create planets and other cosmic bodies.

Hubble finds most distant supernova

By analyzing star explosions, scientists can get a sense of how quickly the universe was seeded with the elements needed to create planets and other cosmic bodies.

27

Mar

New type of tiny supernovas discovered
Type Iax supernovas seem to occur in binary star systems as a companion star siphons off another star’s helium.

New type of tiny supernovas discovered

Type Iax supernovas seem to occur in binary star systems as a companion star siphons off another star’s helium.

03

Nov

Oldest, farthest supernova explosions discoveredSuper-luminous supernovae are the ‘bringers of death or the bringers of life to stars.’

Oldest, farthest supernova explosions discovered
Super-luminous supernovae are the ‘bringers of death or the bringers of life to stars.’

24

Aug

In supernova explosions, red giants are the ‘gasoline’Type 1a supernovas are ideal for measuring cosmic distances due to their consistent brightness.

In supernova explosions, red giants are the ‘gasoline’
Type 1a supernovas are ideal for measuring cosmic distances due to their consistent brightness.

07

Aug

Supernova may have triggered formation of our solar systemFinger-like indentations in a solar nebula’s clouds injected radioactive isotopes that would become the building blocks of the solar system.

Supernova may have triggered formation of our solar system
Finger-like indentations in a solar nebula’s clouds injected radioactive isotopes that would become the building blocks of the solar system.