News tagged with supernovas

'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint (Update)

As the Big Bang's name suggests, the universe burst into formation from an immense explosion, creating a vast soup of particles. Gigantic clouds of primordial soup, made mainly of hydrogen and helium, eventually collapsed ...

dateFeb 09, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: Starbursting in the galaxy M82

( —Messier 82 (M82), the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst. About 12 million ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Astronomy
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NASA spacecraft take aim at nearby supernova

( —An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above the globe, including several NASA spacecraft. The blast, designated SN 2014J, occurred in ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

Three thousand light years from Earth, the Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is a sight that draws in the human eye. In this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, numerous bubbles are visible – shapes generated by the ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Astronomy
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