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A supernova that's super different

A researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believes that a new kind of supernova is at work in recent observations of bright but short-lasting stellar explosions that don’t appear ...

Jun 03, 2011
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Probing the origins of extreme neutron stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Neutron stars are the unimaginably dense corpses of what were once much more massive stars that died while being ripped apart in a supernova explosion. Their average density is typically more than one billion ...

May 31, 2011
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Nearby supernova factory ramps up

(PhysOrg.com) -- A local supernova factory has recently started production, according to a wealth of new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on the Carina Nebula. This discovery may help astronomers ...

May 24, 2011
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Speed demon creates a shock

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as some drivers obey the speed limit while others treat every road as if it were the Autobahn, some stars move through space faster than others. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, ...

Mar 11, 2011
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Rare observation of cosmic explosion

Gamma ray bursts, which are the most powerful bursts of radiation in the universe, have now been observed in direct connection with an exploding giant star - a supernova. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute ...

Mar 10, 2011
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Stellar Powerhouses in the Eagle Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- A spectacular section of the well-known Eagle Nebula has been targeted by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This collection of dazzling stars is called NGC 6611, an open star cluster that ...

Jan 04, 2011
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10-year-old girl discovers a supernova

A ten-year old girl from Canada has discovered a supernova, making her the youngest person ever to find a stellar explosion. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada announced the discovery by Kathryn Aurora ...

Jan 04, 2011
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Backyard astronomer in Ireland finds supernova

(PhysOrg.com) -- An amateur astronomer working from his backyard shed in Ireland was the first in the world to spot a supernova explosion last month. The discovery is the biggest ever in amateur astronomy ...

Oct 08, 2010 report
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Pushing the envelope

(PhysOrg.com) -- G327.1-1.1 is the aftermath of a massive star that exploded as a supernova in the Milky Way galaxy.

Oct 05, 2010
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