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Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy
When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. (2019-06-14)
Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars
The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth. (2019-05-30)
Researchers wonder if ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright
Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower atmosphere and setting off a chain of events that feasibly ended with bipedal hominins. (2019-05-28)
Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets
Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new stars. (2019-05-08)
Could this rare supernova resolve a longstanding origin debate?
Detection of a supernova with an unusual chemical signature may hold the key to solving the longstanding mystery that is the source of these violent explosions. (2019-05-07)
Secrets of the 'blue supergiant' revealed
'Blue supergiants' -- the final phase in a giant star's lifetime -- have been seen for the fist time. (2019-05-06)
Blue supergiant stars open doors to concert in space
Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. (2019-05-06)
New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected
New measurements from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say. (2019-04-25)
Stars exploding as supernovae lose their mass to companion stars during their lives
Stars over eight times more massive than the sun end their lives in supernovae explosions. (2019-03-07)
First evidence discovered of a gigantic remnant around an exploding star
SDSU professor helps discover precursors to the tools we use to map the universe. (2019-02-15)
Zwicky Transient Facility spots a bumper crop of supernovae, black holes and more
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), an automated sky survey project based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California, has produced its first bounty of new results. (2019-02-08)
Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more. (2019-02-07)
The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. (2019-02-05)
The 'stuff' of the universe keeps changing
The composition of the universe--the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter -- is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars. (2019-01-31)
Observations of nearby supernova and associated jet cocoon provide new insights on gamma-ray bursts
An international team of researchers including Chryssa Kouveliotou, a professor of physics at the George Washington University, discovered the missing link connecting hypernovae to GRBs in the form of a hot cocoon around the jets of matter expelled by the central engine as these spread through the outer layers of the progenitor star. (2019-01-17)
High-speed supernova reveals earliest moments of a dying star
An international team of researchers, including the University of Leicester, found evidence for the much theorized 'hot cocoon'. (2019-01-16)
Observations of a rare hypernova complete the picture of the death of the massive stars
The end of a star's life can occur in a tranquil manner in the case of low mass stars. (2019-01-16)
Astronomers find signatures of a 'messy' star that made its companion go supernova
On Jan. 10 at the 2019 American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, an international team of astronomers announced that they have identified the type of companion star that made its partner in a binary system, a carbon-oxygen white dwarf star, explode. (2019-01-10)
First evidence of gigantic remains from star explosions
Astrophysicists have found the first ever evidence of gigantic remains being formed from repeated explosions on the surface of a dead star in the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light years from Earth. (2019-01-09)
Oscillating X-rays from consumed stars offer new insights into the nature of black holes
The streams of electromagnetic energy released from a star destroyed by the tidal forces of a supermassive black hole nearly 290 million light years away encode valuable information about the physical properties of black holes, a new study finds. (2019-01-09)
Calibrating cosmic mile markers
New work from the Carnegie Supernova Project provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances, which has implications for our understanding of how fast the universe is expanding and the role dark energy may play in driving this process. (2018-12-11)
Did supernovae kill off large ocean animals at dawn of Pleistocene?
The effects of a supernova -- and possibly more than one -- on large ocean life like school-bus-sized Megalodon 2.6 million years ago are detailed in a paper just published in Astrobiology. (2018-12-11)
Newly discovered supernova complicates origin story theories
A supernova discovered by an international group of astronomers including Carnegie's Tom Holoien andMaria Drout, and led by University of Hawaii's Ben Shappee, provides an unprecedented look at the first moments of a violent stellar explosion. (2018-11-29)
Gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. (2018-11-14)
In five -10 years, gravitational waves could accurately measure universe's expansion
In a new paper published in Nature, three University of Chicago scientists estimate that given how quickly LIGO researchers saw the first neutron star collision, they could have a very accurate measurement of the rate of the expansion of the universe within five to ten years. (2018-10-22)
Little supernova is big discovery: The origin of binary neutron stars
An international research team discovered the first recorded 'ultra-stripped supernova,' a rare, faint type of supernova that is believed to play a role in the formation of binary neutron star systems. (2018-10-12)
Simulations uncover why some supernova explosions produce so much manganese and nickel
Researchers have found white dwarf stars with masses close to the maximum stable mass are likely to produce large amounts of manganese, iron, and nickel after it orbits another star and explodes. (2018-09-26)
Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole
A simulation done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages. (2018-09-18)
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)
Stars memorize rebirth of our home galaxy
The Milky Way galaxy has died once before and we are now in what is considered its second life. (2018-08-21)
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)
Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery
In a paper published this week in the journal Science, scientists have, for the first time, provided evidence for a known blazar, designated TXS 0506+056, as a source of high-energy neutrinos. (2018-07-12)
Researchers discover multiple alkali metals in unique exoplanet
Scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Cambridge have observed with the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) a rare gaseous planet, with partly clear skies, and strong signatures of alkali metals in its atmosphere. (2018-06-07)
Data discrepancies may affect understanding of the universe
One of the unsolved mysteries in modern science is why the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. (2018-06-05)
The laws of star formation challenged
An international team led by researchers at CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has challenged currently held ideas about star formation. (2018-04-30)
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)
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)
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