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Hubble uncovers never-before-seen features around a neutron star
An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen. (2018-09-17)
The surprising environment of an enigmatic neutron star
An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before seen. (2018-09-17)
Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion
Astronomers have observed a new phenomena in the aftermath of a stellar explosion. (2018-09-12)
Chilean scientists discover crucial event right before the death of a star
Researchers using the DECam at the National Science Foundation's Blanco Telescope on Cerro Tololo in Chile detected a brightness prior to the shock breakout of a supernova that was not predicted in models. (2018-09-05)
Falling stars hold clue for understanding dying stars
An international team of researchers has proposed a new method to investigate the inner workings of supernovae explosions. (2018-09-03)
Veiled supernovae provide clue to stellar evolution
At the end of its life, a red supergiant star explodes in a hydrogen-rich supernova. (2018-09-03)
Telescope maps cosmic rays in large and small magellanic clouds
A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to observe radiation from cosmic rays in two neighbouring galaxies, showing areas of star formation and echoes of past supernovae. (2018-09-03)
Astronomers blown away by historic stellar blast
Observations from the Gemini South and other telescopes in Chile played a critical role in understanding light echoes from a stellar eruption which occurred almost 200 years ago. (2018-08-02)
Enduring 'radio rebound' powered by jets from gamma-ray burst
Astronomers using ALMA studied a cataclysmic stellar explosion known as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and found its enduring 'afterglow.' The rebound, or reverse shock, triggered by the GRB's powerful jets slamming into surrounding debris, lasted thousands of times longer than expected. (2018-07-26)
Galaxy outskirts likely hunting grounds for dying massive stars and black holes
Findings from a Rochester Institute of Technology study provide further evidence that the outskirts of spiral galaxies host massive black holes. (2018-07-26)
A blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos
A celestial object known as a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos, report two new studies. (2018-07-12)
Centenary of cosmological constant lambda
Physicists are now celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cosmological constant. (2018-07-11)
Astronomers observe the magnetic field of the remains of supernova 1987A
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed the magnetism in one of astronomy's most studied objects: the remains of Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), a dying star that appeared in our skies over thirty years ago. (2018-06-29)
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)
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