Suzaku studies supernova 'crime scene,' shows a single white dwarf to blame
Using archival data from the Japan-led Suzaku X-ray satellite, astronomers have determined the pre-explosion mass of a white dwarf star that blew up thousands of years ago. The measurement strongly suggests ...
'Teapot' nova begins to wane
A star, or nova, has appeared in the constellation of Sagittarius and, even though it is now waning, it is still bright enough to be visible in the sky over Perth through binoculars or a telescope.
White dwarf may have shredded passing planet
The destruction of a planet may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a team of astronomers has found evidence that this may have happened in an ancient cluster of stars at the edge of the Milky Way ...
How quickly does a supernova happen?
When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it can explode as a supernova. How quickly does this process happen?