recurrent nova

Skywatcher’s Delight: Nova RS Ophiuchi in Outburst and Comet O1 Nishimura

The Perseids, a rare eruption of nova RS Ophiuchi and a challenging dawn comet round out an amazing week of…

6 months ago

This Star Has Been Going Nova Every Year, for Millions of Years

A nova star is like a vampire that siphons gas from its binary partner. As it does so, the gas…

3 years ago

A Naked Eye Nova Erupts in Centaurus

If you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern sky constellation of Centaurus may look a little different to you…

8 years ago

Recurrent Novae, Light Echoes, and the Mystery of T Pyxidis

Some of the most violent events in our Universe were the topic of discussion┬áthis morning at the 222nd meeting of…

9 years ago