type 1a supernova

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…

7 months 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…

9 months 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…

3 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,…

5 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…

5 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…

8 years ago

This Supernova Had A ‘Delayed Detonation’

In 2008, astronomers discovered a star relatively nearby Earth went kablooie some 28,000 light-years away from us. Sharp-eyed astronomers, as…

9 years ago

Hubble Provides Evidence for ‘Double Degenerate Progenitor’ Supernova

[/caption] What happened 400 years ago to create this stunningly beautiful supernova remnant – and were there two culprits or…

10 years ago

Supernova Discovered in M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

A new supernova (exploding star) has been discovered in the famous Whirlpool Galaxy, M51. M51, The Whirlpool galaxy is a…

11 years ago

Merging White Dwarfs Set Off Supernovae

New results from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory suggests that the majority of Type Ia supernovae occur due to the merger…

12 years ago