Supernovae

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.…

2 years ago

Take a Peek Inside a Giant Star Right Before it Dies

The biggest stars in our universe are some of the most fascinatingly complex objects to inhabit the cosmos. Indeed,giant stars…

2 years ago

NASA Chooses 4 New Astronomy Space Missions for Additional Study

NASA recently selected four new missions for development that will study gravitational waves, supernovae, relativistic jets, and exoplanet habitability.

2 years ago

The Chemicals That Make Up Exploding Stars Could Help Explain Away Dark Energy

Astronomers have a dark energy problem. On the one hand, we've known for years that the universe is not just…

2 years ago

There Could be Meteors Traveling at a Fraction of the Speed of Light When They Hit the Atmosphere

According to a new study by a pair of Harvard astrophysicists, it is possible that meteors traveling close to the…

2 years ago

New Research Casts A Shadow On The Existence Of Dark Energy

The universe is expanding. When we look in all directions, we see distant galaxies speeding away from us, their light…

2 years ago

Astronomers Finally Find the Neutron Star Leftover from Supernova 1987A

Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil…

3 years ago

Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae

Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae…

3 years ago

Astronomers are Finding Binary Pairs of Stars Thrown out of Galaxies Together

A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic…

3 years ago

Astronomers See the Exact Moment a Supernova Turned into a Black Hole (or Neutron Star)

On June 17th 2018, the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) survey's twin telescopes spotted something extraordinarily bright in the…

3 years ago