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Chandra Movie Captures Expanding Debris From a Stellar Explosion
Science & Tech  (tags: Chandra X-Ray Observatory, NASA, Supernova, Very Large Array, Goddard Space Flight Center, Tycho Brahe )

Steve
- 524 days ago - nasa.gov
When the star that created this supernova remnant exploded in 1572, it was so bright that it was visible during the day.
Final Moments Of Massive Exploding Star Revealed
Science & Tech  (tags: Exploding Star, Supernova, Scientists, M74, Pisces )

Derek
- 540 days ago - news.sky.com
The star had a radius that was 200 times larger than our sun, before it went supernova in a spectacular space event 30 million years ago.
NASA K2 Mission - The Kepler Space Telescopes Second Chance to Shine
Science & Tech  (tags: Kepler space telescope, NASA Ames Research Center, Planet Hunting, Moffett Field, Supernova, Neptune, Stars, Universe )

Steve
- 589 days ago - nasa.gov
A severe malfunction had robbed the planet-hunting Kepler of its ability to stay pointed at a target without drifting off course. The solution? Using the pressure of sunlight to stabilize the spacecraft so it could continue to do science.
Traces Found Of Ancient Nearby Supernova
Science & Tech  (tags: supernova, science, astronomy, space, investigation, discovery )

Michael
- 739 days ago - iflscience.com
Patterns in the high-energy particles that strike Earth suggest that two million years ago, a supernova exploded in Earth's astronomical backyard.
Cannibal Supernova Eats Companion Star
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, discovery, space, supernova )

Michael
- 878 days ago - iflscience.com
Omnomnom. Astronomers have seen a signal from an exploding white dwarf that indicates it is consuming its unlucky companion star.
Astronomers Spot Star Leaving Milky Way At 2.7 Million Miles Per Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, nasa, space, supernova, discovery, star, research, interesting )

Michael
- 956 days ago - iflscience.com
A star named US 708 has been spotted leaving our galaxy at 4.3 million kilometers an hour, the fastest exit speed ever observed. US 708's haste has been attributed to a supernova going off nearby, shedding light on how one such type of supernova occurs.
Mega Star Viewed In Unprecedented Detail
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, nasa, research, Eta Carinae, supernova, hypernova )

Michael
- 1011 days ago - iflscience.com
A star millions of times as bright as the sun has been imaged using a combination of space and Earth-based telescopes to provide extraordinary detail.
Astronomers Solve Supernova Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, supernova, stars, discovery, research, science, space, nasa )

Michael
- 1116 days ago - iflscience.com
The companion star responsible for triggering an unusual sort of supernova has been identified after 20 years of searching, confirming our ideas on how these events occur.
Gaia Discovers Its First Supernova
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, news, humans, discovery, astronomy, gaia, Supernova, galaxy, stellar explosion )

Darren
- 1133 days ago - esa.int
12 September 2014 While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Our Solar System Is Surrounded By Supernovae Debris
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, research, nasa, space, science, supernova, supernovae )

Michael
- 1143 days ago - iflscience.com
It took just five minutes for a NASA sounding rocket to confirm the decades-old theory that the solar system sits within a bubble of gas produced in 10 million-year-old supernovae explosions.
Astronomers Capture A Rare Wolf-Rayet Star Just Hours After It Dramatically Explodes
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, research, science, supernova, Wolf-Rayet star, astrophysics, discovery, space )

Michael
- 1245 days ago - iflscience.com
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence that demonstrates a massive object with the characteristics of a Wolf-Rayet star met its demise in a ferocious Type IIb supernova explosion.
'Nuclear Pasta' In Neutron Stars May Be New Type Of Matter, Astronomers Say
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, Matter, Neutron Star, Neutron Stars, New Matter, New Type Of Matter, Nuclear Pasta, Physics, Space, Stars, Supernova, Supernovas, Science News )

Michael
- 1573 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A rare state of matter dubbed "nuclear pasta" appears to exist only inside ultra-dense objects called neutron stars, astronomers say.
Cosmic Rays: 100 Years Of Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: IceCube, Pierre Auger Observatory, black holes, gamma ray bursts, neutrinos, Supernova )

Judy
- 1911 days ago - npr.org
This August, physicists are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of cosmic rays, showers of particles raining down on us from outer space. What mysteries remain?
Exploding Star to Be Visible From Earth Within a Fortnight
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, supernova, star, stellar explosion )

Pia
- 2246 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The supernova, triggered by the collapse of a star 21 million light years away from Earth, began on Tuesday and could soon be bright enough to see through a pair of binoculars. The rare "type 1a" supernova happened in the Pinwheel Galaxy.
 

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