Supernovae

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

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and…

4 years ago

Astronomers Finally Spot the Type of Star That Leads to Type 1C Supernovae

Thanks to a recently-observed supernova in a distant galaxy, astronomers have been able to find what type of star leads…

4 years ago

Binary Stars Orbiting Each Other INSIDE a Planetary Nebula

An international team of astronomers recently observed an unexpected sight, a binary star system that is set to collide and…

4 years ago

Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs

An international team of scientists has found a way to use white dwarf stars as gravitational lenses, which will allow…

4 years ago

Astronomers Find The Most Distant Supernova Ever: 10.5 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have discovered the most distant and ancient supernova yet: a rare Super Luminous Supernova…

4 years ago

New Estimate Puts the Supernova Killzone Within 50 Light-Years of Earth

A new paper on supernovae and the effects on Earth increases the so-called "Supernova Kill-Zone" to 50 light years.

5 years ago

Chance Discovery Of A Three Hour Old Supernova

Astronomers get a rare opportunity to observe the first hours of a supernova's collapse.

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – January 27, 2017: Kimberly Cartier & Exoplanet WASP 103b

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) (more…)

5 years ago

Kepler Catches Early Flash Of An Exploding Star

The Kepler spacecraft has captured the "shock breakout" of a distant supernova, a twenty minute event that signals the end…

6 years ago