Supernovae

A New Supernova Remnant Found from an Exploding White Dwarf Star

Astronomers have spotted the remnant of a rare type of supernova explosion. It's called a Type Iax supernova, and it's…

3 months ago

There Should be a few Supernovae in the Milky Way Every Century, but we’ve Only Seen 5 in the Last 1000 Years. Why?

Our galaxy hosts supernovae explosions a few times every century, and yet it's been hundreds of years since the last…

4 months ago

Past Supernovae Could be Written Into Tree Rings

A new study by CU Boulder geoscientist Robert Brakenridge shows how nearby supernovae could have disrupted Earth's climate in the…

6 months ago

Astronomers Map Out the Raw Material for New Star Formation in the Milky Way

A team of researchers has discovered a complex network of filamentary structures in the Milky Way. The structures are made…

7 months ago

Supercomputer Simulation Shows a Supernova 300 Days After it Explodes

The answers to many questions in astronomy are hidden behind the veil of deep time. One of those questions is…

10 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…

10 months ago

Detecting the Neutrinos From a Supernova That’s About to Explode

Neutrinos are puzzling things. They're tiny particles, almost massless, with no electrical charge. They're notoriously difficult to detect, too, and…

10 months ago

Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova

A brilliant blue star has disappeared from view, which could mean it became a black hole in a novel way.

11 months ago

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…

11 months ago

A New Kind of Supernova Explosion has been Discovered: Fast Blue Optical Transients

For the child inside all of us space-enthusiasts, there might be nothing better than discovering a new type of explosion.…

12 months ago