supernova

Can Astronomers Predict Which Stars Are About to Explode as Supernovae?

In a recent study submitted to High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, a team of researchers from Japan discuss strategies to observe,…

3 weeks ago

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a well-known feature in the night sky and is visible in small backyard telescopes. Orion is…

3 months ago

Do Ancient Coins Record the Supernova of 1054?

SN 1054 was one of the most spectacular astronomical events of all time. The supernova explosion eventually formed what is…

4 months ago

Hubble Sees a Surviving Companion Star After its Partner Went Supernova

When stars die they’re often not alone, and for the first time astronomers have found a companion to a supernova,…

4 months ago

We can Probably Find Supernovae Enhanced by Gravitational Lensing, We Just Need to Look

Gravitational lensing provides an opportunity to see supernovae and other transients much farther than we normally can. A new research…

5 months ago

Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A is Lopsided

Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a supernova that exploded 11,000 light-years away. The light from the exploding star likely…

6 months ago

A new Kind of Supernova has Been Discovered

A new supernova discovery shows that Wolf-Rayet stars explode after all.

9 months ago

Astronomers Watch a Star Die and Then Explode as a Supernova

It's another first for astronomy. For the first time, a team of astronomers have imaged in real-time as a red…

9 months ago

Nearby Supernovae Were Essential to Life on Earth

It's almost impossible to comprehend a supernova explosion's violent, destructive power. An exploding supernova can outshine its host galaxy for…

9 months ago

Quick Action Let Hubble Watch the Earliest Stages of an Unfolding Supernova Detonation

If it weren't for supernova remnants we wouldn't have much knowledge of supernovae themselves. If a supernova explosion is the…

11 months ago