supernova

Did this Supernova Explode Twice?

All supernovae are exploding stars. But the nature of a supernova explosion varies quite a bit. One type, named Type…

9 months ago

We Might Soon Detect the Gravitational Waves from Dying Stars

Researchers have discovered an exciting new source of gravitational waves. They are the remnants left over from a supernova explosion,…

12 months ago

Gemini North Returns to Service Just in Time to See a New Supernova

The 8-meter Gemini North telescope has been brought back online after seven months of repairs and refurbishment of its primary…

12 months ago

There's a New Supernova in a Familiar Galaxy. You Can See it in a Small Telescope

Astronomers discover dozens of supernovae yearly, but seeing one bright and close is rare. If you have a small telescope…

12 months ago

The Largest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe

Astronomers have witnessed the most powerful supernova on record, which could provide insight into the forces that shape galaxies.

1 year ago

A Stellar Explosion Mimicked the End of the Death Star

In 1997, George Lucas released the special edition remaster of his Star Wars trilogy, making changes to the special effects…

1 year ago

JWST Sees the Same Supernova Three Times in an Epic Gravitational Lens

The NASA/European Space Agency (ESA)/Canadian Space Agency (CSA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission continues to dazzle and amaze with…

1 year ago

By Looking Back Through Hubble Data, Astronomers Have Identified six Massive Stars Before They Exploded as Core-Collapse Supernovae

Using images from the Hubble Snapshot Program and archival data, a team of astronomers has located the progenitor stars of…

1 year ago

Hubble saw Multiple Light Echoes Reflecting off Rings of Dust From a Supernova Explosion

Using images from Hubble, an international team of astronomers created a video that shows the evolution of a supernova and…

2 years ago

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,…

2 years ago