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Stability lost as supernovae explode

Exploding supernovae are a phenomenon that is still not fully understood. The trouble is that the state of nuclear matter in stars cannot be reproduced on Earth.

dateMay 15, 2014 in Astronomy
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Magnetar formation mystery solved?

Magnetars are the super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe—millions of times more powerful than the strongest magnets on Earth. A team of astronomers using ESO's ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Astronomy
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A 3-D model of stellar core collapse

( —What happens when massive stars collapse? One potential result is a core-collapse supernova. Astronomers can make observations of such events that tell us what is happening on the surface of a star when it explodes ...

dateMay 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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Supernova cleans up its surroundings

( —Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as bright as ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: Hubble sees a spiral home to exploding stars

( —In this  Hubble image, we can see an almost face-on view of the galaxy NGC 1084. At first glance, this galaxy is pretty unoriginal. Like the majority of galaxies that we observe it is a spiral galaxy, and, ...

dateApr 09, 2014 in Astronomy
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