supernova

The Brightest Supernova Ever Seen was Caused by a White Dwarf Spiraling into a Red Giant

Super-luminous supernovae are the brightest explosions in the Universe. In just a few months, a super-luminous supernova can release as…

6 months ago

Forget Betelgeuse, the Star V Sagittae Should Go Nova Within this Century

The star V Sagittae is the next candidate to explode in stellar pyrotechnics, and a team of astronomers set the…

7 months ago

This Galaxy Has Been Home to 5 Supernovae in the Last 20 Years

A NASA image showcases the beauty of the NGC 5468 galaxy, which has experienced 5 supernovae in the last 20…

8 months ago

Astronomers Finally Find the Neutron Star Leftover from Supernova 1987A

Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil…

9 months ago

Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae

Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae…

1 year ago

Pulsar Seen Speeding Away From the Supernova That Created it

Recent observations have revealed a pulsar that appears to have been accelerated by the very supernova explosion that created it.

1 year ago

Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium

An international team of researchers was able to accurately measure the effect that a supernova shock wave had on the…

2 years ago

Astronomers See the Exact Moment a Supernova Turned into a Black Hole (or Neutron Star)

On June 17th 2018, the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) survey's twin telescopes spotted something extraordinarily bright in the…

2 years ago

A Guide to Hunting Zombie Stars

Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat…

2 years ago

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and…

2 years ago