novae

Much of the Lithium Here on Earth Came from Exploding White Dwarf Stars

The Big Bang produced the Universe's hydrogen, helium, and a little lithium. Since then, it's been up to stars (for…

2 years ago

Astronomers Watch a Nova Go From Start to Finish for the First Time

A nova is a dramatic episode in the life of a binary pair of stars. It's an explosion of bright…

2 years ago

Binary Stars Orbiting Each Other INSIDE a Planetary Nebula

An international team of astronomers recently observed an unexpected sight, a binary star system that is set to collide and…

4 years ago

Hubble’s 1923 Nova in Andromeda Erupts Again!

[/caption] On December 11, 1923, Edwin Hubble discovered a nova in the Andromeda galaxy. Novae occurring in our Milky Way's…

11 years ago

Will V445 Puppis Become a Ia Supernova?

As the "V" in the designation of V445 Puppis indicates, this star was a variable star located in the constellation…

12 years ago