News tagged with supernova remnants

Heart of an exploded star observed in 3-D

Supernovas—the violent endings of the brief yet brilliant lives of massive stars—are among the most cataclysmic events in the cosmos. Though supernovas mark the death of stars, they also trigger the birth of new elements ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Astronomy
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Search for stellar survivor of a supernova explosion

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Beyond just delivering a beautiful image, Hubble may well have traced the surviving ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Astronomy
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Tail of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way

It is difficult to find black holes, because they are completely black. In some cases black holes cause effects which can be seen. For example if a black hole has a companion star, gas streaming into the black hole piles ...

dateFeb 02, 2017 in Astronomy
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