type 1a supernova

These are the Fastest Stars in the Galaxy

Until recently, there were only ten known stars on trajectories that will allow them to escape the Milky Way Galaxy,…

9 months 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…

12 months ago

JWST Sees the Same Supernova Three Times in an Epic Gravitational Lens

The NASA/European Space Agency (ESA)/Canadian Space Agency (CSA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission continues to dazzle and amaze with…

12 months ago

Binary Stars Live Complicated Lives, Especially Near the End

We know what will happen to our Sun. It'll follow the same path other stars of its ilk follow. It'll…

1 year ago

From the way These Stars Look, a Supernova is Inevitable

Sometimes loud explosions are easier to deal with when you know they’re coming.  They are also easier to watch out…

3 years ago

Black Hole-Neutron Star Collisions Could Finally Settle the Different Measurements Over the Expansion Rate of the Universe

If you've been following developments in astronomy over the last few years, you may have heard about the so-called "crisis…

3 years ago

This Star Has Been Going Nova Every Year, for Millions of Years

A nova star is like a vampire that siphons gas from its binary partner. As it does so, the gas…

5 years ago

What Are Multiple Star Systems?

Not all stars are alone. Some come in pairs and more. And when there are multiple stars in a system,…

7 years ago

What is a Nova?

We’ve talked about supernovae plenty of times, but what about just regular, plain old novae? What are they, and how…

7 years ago

‘Cosmic Zombie’ Star Triggered This Explosion In Nearby Galaxy

It might be a bad idea to get close to dead stars. Like a White Walker from Game of Thrones, this "cosmic…

10 years ago