Type 1a supernovae

Supernovae Were Discovered in all These Galaxies

The Hubble space telescope has provided some of the most spectacular astronomical pictures ever taken. Some of them have even…

4 days ago

Detecting the Neutrinos From a Supernova That’s About to Explode

Neutrinos are puzzling things. They're tiny particles, almost massless, with no electrical charge. They're notoriously difficult to detect, too, and…

2 years ago

Much of the Lithium Here on Earth Came from Exploding White Dwarf Stars

The Big Bang produced the Universe's hydrogen, helium, and a little lithium. Since then, it's been up to stars (for…

2 years ago

Forget Betelgeuse, the Star V Sagittae Should Go Nova Within this Century

The star V Sagittae is the next candidate to explode in stellar pyrotechnics, and a team of astronomers set the…

2 years ago

Dark Matter Isn’t Made From Black Holes

A new study by a team of UC Berkeley researchers has shown that black holes are not the long-sought-after source…

4 years ago

The Search for Dark Energy Just Got Easier

Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and why the Universe appears to…

8 years ago

Journal Club – When White Dwarfs Collide

[/caption] According to Wikipedia, a journal club is a group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles…

10 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Inconstant Supernovae?

[/caption] Given the importance of Type 1a supernovae as the standard candles which demonstrate that the universe‚Äôs expansion is actually…

11 years ago