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Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star
Scientists get first direct images showing fast-moving jet of particles ejected as a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy shreds a passing star. (2018-06-14)
A crowded neighborhood
Glowing brightly about 160,000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula is the most spectacular feature of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way. (2018-05-30)
Stellar thief is the surviving companion to a supernova
Hubble found the most compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems. (2018-04-26)
Dead star circled by light
New images from ESO's Very Large Telescope and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighboring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. (2018-04-05)
Paucity of phosphorus hints at precarious path for extraterrestrial life
Work by Cardiff University astronomers suggests there may be a cosmic lack of a chemical element essential to life. (2018-04-04)
Cosmic lens helps Hubble capture image of most distant star ever seen
Peering through the gravitational lens of a massive galaxy cluster 5 billion light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a single, blue supergiant star 9 billion light years away, farther than any other normal star seen before. (2018-04-02)
Hubble uncovers the farthest star ever seen
More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen. (2018-04-02)
Hubble uses cosmic lens to discover most distant star ever observed
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found the most distant star ever discovered. (2018-04-02)
Astronomers find 72 bright and fast explosions
Gone in a (cosmological) flash: a team of astronomers found 72 very bright, but quick events in a recent survey and are still struggling to explain their origin. (2018-04-02)
Supernova may have 'burped' before exploding
Only by increasing the rate at which telescopes monitor the sky has it been possible to catch more Fast-Evolving Luminous Transients (FELTs) and begin to understand them. (2018-03-28)
MSU-based scientists described the collision of a shock wave and a 'star cradle'
A mathematician from MSU together with a Russian colleague modeled the formation of filaments (thread-like matter conglomerates) after the collision of a shock wave with molecular clouds in the interstellar space. (2018-03-26)
Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy?
Astrophysicists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of Portsmouth discovered how to control the 'micolensing' effects of strongly lensed Type 1a Supernovae with supercomputers at NERSC. (2018-03-01)
Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer
An amateur astronomer testing his new camera captures the moment a supernova became visible in the night sky, which has helped an international team of researchers to test their theory about the beginning stages of a stellar explosion. (2018-02-22)
Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding star
First light from a supernova is hard to capture; no one can predict where and when a star will explode. (2018-02-21)
Amateur astronomer captures rare first light of massive exploding star
An amateur astronomer in Argentina captured images of a distant galaxy before and after the supernova's 'shock breakout' - when a supersonic pressure wave from the exploding core of the star hits and heats gas at the star's surface to a very high temperature, causing it to emit light and rapidly brighten. (2018-02-21)
Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Southampton has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself. (2018-02-19)
Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation
Dust is everywhere -- not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. (2018-01-18)
Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxies
Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the universe. (2018-01-10)
Big stars are more abundant than thought
Observations of a nearby star-forming region reveal that large stars are more prevalent than models have predicted. (2018-01-04)
Scientists describe how solar system could have formed in bubble around giant star
Scientists with the University of Chicago have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star. (2017-12-22)
NASA's SuperTIGER balloon flies again to study heavy cosmic particles
A science team in Antarctica is preparing to fly SuperTIGER, a balloon-borne instrument designed to collect heavy high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that constantly bombard Earth's atmosphere. (2017-12-06)
Hubble shows light echo expanding from exploded star
Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. (2017-11-09)
Star exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later
It's the celestial equivalent of a horror movie villain--a star that wouldn't stay dead. (2017-11-08)
Astronomers discover a star that would not die
An international team of astronomers has made a bizarre discovery; a star that refuses to stop shining. (2017-11-08)
A star that would not die
UCSB astrophysicists and LCO astronomers study a supernova that challenges known theories of how certain stars end their lives. (2017-11-08)
Astronomers first to see source of gravitational waves in visible light
For the first time, astronomers have observed in visible light a cataclysmic cosmic event that generated gravitational waves detected on Earth. (2017-10-16)
Astronomers follow gravitational waves to treasure
Astronomers have tracked down the source of a gravitational wave and discovered the first observed kilonova: a nuclear furnace 100 million times brighter than the Sun producing thousands of times the entire mass of the Earth in heavy elements such as precious metals. (2017-10-16)
Catch a fleeting kilonova
Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, UCSB astronomers detect the resulting optical flash (2017-10-16)
RIT researchers help usher in era of multi-messenger astronomy with LIGO discovery
Rochester Institute of Technology played a significant role in the breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars, cosmic collision detected in gravitational waves and in light. (2017-10-16)
Students in right place, right time witness first-ever detected neutron star collision
New research published in Science details perhaps one of the biggest discoveries so far in the field of astrophysics: the merger of two neutron stars. (2017-10-16)
Astronomers use IAC instrument to probe the origins of cosmic rays
In November 1572 a supernova explosion was observed in the direction of the constellation of Cassiopeia, and its most famous observer was Tycho Brahe, one of the founders of modern observational astronomy. (2017-10-06)
Violent helium reaction on white dwarf surface triggers supernova explosion
An international research team are the first to find solid evidence about what triggered a star to explode, which will contribute to a further understanding of supernova history and behavior. (2017-10-05)
Surface helium detonation spells end for white dwarf
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the brightest stellar explosions in our Universe could be triggered by helium nuclear detonation near the surface of a white dwarf star. (2017-10-04)
Prime candidate to explain cosmic ray sea runs short of energy
The very high-energy part of the spectrum of Cassiopeia A results from the cosmic rays within the remnant. (2017-09-19)
New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate
The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2017-09-13)
Ultraviolet light from superluminous supernova key to revealing explosion mechanism
An international team of researchers led by Kavli IPMU's Alexey Tolstov and Ken'ichi Nomoto have discovered a way to use UV light from superluminous supernovae to uncover its explosion mechanism, and used it to identify Gaia16apd as a shock-interacting supernova, reports a new study. (2017-09-07)
Accretion-powered pulsar reveals unique timing glitch
The discovery of the largest timing irregularity yet observed in a pulsar is the first confirmation that pulsars in binary systems exhibit the strange phenomenon known as a 'glitch.' The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2017-09-06)
Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic rays
New research revealed that the entire zoo of electromagnetic radiation streaming from the Crab nebula -- one of the most iconic objects in the sky -- has its origin in one population of electrons and must be produced in a different way than scientists have traditionally thought. (2017-09-01)
UChicago scientists detect first X-rays from mystery supernovas
A team of scientists, including scholars from the University of Chicago, appear to have found the first X-rays coming from type Ia supernovae. (2017-08-23)
OU astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. (2017-08-18)
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