Supernovae

How Many Stars Formed Together With the Sun in Our Stellar Nebula?

Even though our Sun is now a solitary star, it still has siblings somewhere in the Milky Way. Stars form…

4 weeks ago

Colliding Neutron Stars can Generate Long Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic recurring events in the Universe. Only the Big Bang was more energetic, and…

2 months 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…

3 months ago

How Dangerous are Nearby Supernovae to Life on Earth?

Life and supernovae don't mix. From a distance, supernovae explosions are fascinating. A star more massive than our Sun runs…

3 months ago

Astronomers Chart the Influence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy on the Universe by Measuring Over 1,500 Supernovae

Two decades of supernova observations still leave big mysteries unsolved.

3 months ago

Astronomers Just saw the Most Powerful Gamma-ray Burst Ever Recorded

In a series of studies, two teams of astronomers shared their data on the closest and most powerful gamma ray…

3 months 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,…

5 months ago

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a well-known feature in the night sky and is visible in small backyard telescopes. Orion is…

7 months ago

Astronomers Find a Star That Contains 65 Different Elements

Have you ever held a chunk of gold in your hand? Not a little piece of jewelry, but an ounce…

9 months ago

A Recently Discovered Double Binary System is Unstable. Stars Could Collide, Leading to a Supernova

A quadruple binary star system may reveal a common source of the supernovae we use to measure the cosmos.

9 months ago