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Evidence for supernovas near Earth

Once every 50 years, more or less, a massive star explodes somewhere in the Milky Way. The resulting blast is terrifyingly powerful, pumping out more energy in a split second than the sun emits in a million years. At its ...

dateAug 27, 2014 in Astronomy
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Most-luminous supernova ever discovered

A team of astronomers, including Carnegie's Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell, and Ian Thompson, has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed, called ASAS-SN-15lh. Their findings are published in Science.

dateJan 14, 2016 in Astronomy
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Supernova ejected from the pages of history

A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when the supernova actually happened. Recent observations of the supernova remnant called G11.2-0.3 with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Astronomy
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Young magnetar likely the slowest pulsar ever detected

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other X-ray observatories, astronomers have found evidence for what is likely one of the most extreme pulsars, or rotating neutron stars, ever detected. The source exhibits properties ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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Detonating white dwarfs as supernovae

A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History details a way that dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Astronomy
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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 ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Astronomy
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