Supernovae

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…

2 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…

3 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.

3 months ago

We can Probably Find Supernovae Enhanced by Gravitational Lensing, We Just Need to Look

Gravitational lensing provides an opportunity to see supernovae and other transients much farther than we normally can. A new research…

3 months ago

Nearby Supernovae Exploded Just a few Million Years Ago, Leading to a Wave of Star Formation Around the Sun

The Sun isn't the only star in this galactic neighbourhood. Other stars also call this neighbourhood home. But what's the…

7 months ago

Nearby Supernovae Were Essential to Life on Earth

It's almost impossible to comprehend a supernova explosion's violent, destructive power. An exploding supernova can outshine its host galaxy for…

7 months ago

Quick Action Let Hubble Watch the Earliest Stages of an Unfolding Supernova Detonation

If it weren't for supernova remnants we wouldn't have much knowledge of supernovae themselves. If a supernova explosion is the…

10 months ago

Astronomers Find a Giant Cavity in Space, Hollowed out by an Ancient Supernova

Gaia's 3-D mapping of the galaxy has revealed a cosmic bubble, with clues about how molecular clouds and stars form.

11 months ago

Hubble Reveals the Final Stages of a Dying Star

In April 2021 Hubble released its 31st-anniversary image. It's a portrait of AG Carinae, one of the most luminous stars…

11 months ago

Astronomy Jargon 101: Standard Candles

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! If only there was a way…

12 months ago