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Astronomers glimpse supernova shockwave

Astronomers have captured the earliest minutes of two exploding stars and for the first time seen a shockwave generated by a star's collapsing core.

What are the different kinds of supernovae?

There are a few places in the universe that defy comprehension. And supernovae have got to be the most extreme places you can imagine. We're talking about a star with potentially dozens of times the size and mass of our own ...

Distant supernova split four ways by gravitational lens

Over the past several decades, astronomers have come to realize that the sky is filled with magnifying glasses that allow the study of very distant and faint objects barely visible with even the largest telescopes.

Could this rare supernova resolve a longstanding origin debate?

Detection of a supernova with an unusual chemical signature by a team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Juna Kollmeier—and including Carnegie's Nidia Morrell, Anthony Piro, Mark Phillips, and Josh Simon—may hold the key ...

Astrophysicists discover a star polluted by calcium

An international team of astrophysicists led by a scientist from the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Lomonosov Moscow State University has reported the discovery of a binary solar-type star inside supernova remnant ...

The Milky Way's clean and tidy galactic neighbor

IC 1613 is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). This VST image shows the galaxy's unconventional beauty, all scattered stars and bright pink gas, in great detail.

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