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'Lonely' Neutron Star Looks Fabulous in This New Close-Up
Science & Tech  (tags: Supernova, neutron star, discovery, nasa )

Barb
- 383 days ago - space.com
A rare discovery twinkles in the debris of an ancient supernova: the first isolated neutron star ever found outside the Milky Way. And researchers just got their best look yet.
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
- 1130 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
- 1147 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
- 1195 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
- 1345 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
- 1485 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
- 1563 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
- 1617 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
- 1722 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
- 1739 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
- 1749 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
- 1851 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
- 2179 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
- 2517 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?
 

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