Supernovae

This Dark Nebula Hides an Enormous Star

The birth of a star is a spectacular event that plays out behind a veil of gas and dust. It's…

9 months ago

A Machine Learning Algorithm Finds its First Supernova

Plenty of recent mainstream news articles have touted AI's ability to assist in the process of scientific discovery. But most…

9 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars Could Help Measure the Expansion of the Universe

A new study presents a novel and independent method for measuring cosmic expansion using kilonova

9 months ago

Astronomers Have Been Watching a Supernova’s Debris Cloud Expand for Decades with Hubble

Twenty thousand years ago, a star in the constellation Cygnus went supernova. Like all supernovae, the explosion released a staggering…

10 months ago

Supernovae Struck the Earth 3 Million and 7 Million Years Ago

A recent study examines how the Earth was hit by blasts from supernovae (plural form of supernova (SN)) that occurred…

10 months ago

This 3D Simulation of a Supernova Needed 5 Million Hours of Supercomputing

When the largest stars in the Universe run out of fuel, they detonate as supernovae, collapsing inward and leaving behind…

10 months ago

Astronomers Have a New Way to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

A new method of measuring cosmic expansion uses multiple observations of a supernova in a lensed galaxy.

1 year ago

Hypervelocity Stars Teach us About Black Holes and Supernovae

A new study shows how hypervelocity stars could teach us more about the most powerful and mysterious phenomena in the…

1 year ago

The Dark Energy Camera Captures the Remains of an Ancient Supernova

The first written record of a supernova comes from Chinese astrologers in the year 185. Those records say a 'guest…

1 year ago

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…

2 years ago