supernova

Astronomers are ready and waiting to detect the neutrino blast from a nearby supernova explosion like Betelgeuse

When giant stars die in impressive supernova blasts, about 99% of the energy released goes into producing a flood of…

20 hours ago

A Supernova Exploded Dangerously Close to Earth 2.5 Million Years Ago

In its 4.5 billion year history, Earth has had to run the gauntlet. Numerous catastrophes have imperilled the planet, from…

4 weeks ago

Gravitational waves could show what’s happening inside a star as it’s going supernova

It's kind of hard to see inside a star as it's blowing up, because of the whole "blowing up" part,…

2 months ago

The Solar System has been Flying Through the Debris of a Supernova for 33,000 Years

An Ancient Voyage Earth is on a journey… While our planet orbits the Sun each year - a billion kilometers…

2 months ago

Astronomers Think They’ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant From Supernova 1987a

Recent observations and theortetical work have brought us one step closer to resolving the mystery of what lies at the…

3 months ago

There’s a flash of ultraviolet just as a white dwarf is exploding as a supernova

Astronomers recently spotted a rare type of supernova explosion that was accompanied by a massive flare of ultraviolet radiation. Untangling…

3 months ago

A Star had a Partial Supernova and Kicked Itself Into a High-Speed Journey Across the Milky Way

Supernovae are some of the most powerful events in the Universe. They're extremely energetic, luminous explosions that can light up…

3 months ago

Supernovae shockwaves aren’t spherical

When stars blow up, they tend to release their energy in a roughly spherical shape. But much after the initial…

3 months ago

Super-Supernova Released Ten Times More Energy than a Regular Supernova

It's easy to run out of superlatives and adjectives when your puny human language is trying to describe humongously-energetic events…

6 months ago

It Looks Like Betelgeuse was Dimming Because it was Dusty After All

It’s been said that dust built the Universe. And it turns out dust may be the culprit for building up…

8 months ago