Fireworks galaxy

The Cygnus Constellation

Located in the northern hemisphere is the Cygnus constellation, one of the 48 constellations identified by Ptolemy and one of…

4 years ago

Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead

While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead…

5 years ago

It’s Been Three Years Since We’ve Had a Supernova This Close

Earlier this month, amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins spotted a type II supernova, which happened to be the closest to our…

5 years ago

“Vampire” Galaxy Sucks Star-Forming Gas from its Neighbors

What happens when a galaxy doesn't have enough hydrogen to support its stellar production process? Why, it sucks it from…

8 years ago