The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn't any old supernova, it turns out that it's a little bit weird. Continue reading →
Hubble has slewed in the direction of M82 to snap this dreamy portrait of SN 2014J, the closest supernova to erupt in recent decades. Continue reading →
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a star ripping through space, generating a violent bow shock ahead of its relentless rampage through the interstellar medium.
By tracing radioactive material in the remains of a nearby exploded star, scientists have a new understanding of what happened in the star’s final moments. Continue reading →
Massive stars can be their own worst enemy, especially when they get old. Continue reading →
Dust. It's a nuisance. It's dirty. It makes you have to clean your house. And without it, we wouldn't even be here. That's why astronomers are so happy to find a whole lot of dust with a state-of-the-art radio telescope. Continue reading →
Pulsar astronomers scored big with the finding of a triple star system that includes a millisecond pulsar -- it could be one of the most extreme tests yet for Einstein's general relativity. Continue reading →
Astronomers have announced the detection of a Thorne-Żytkow object -- a neutron star inside a red supergiant -- potentially putting a weird hybrid star on the stellar map as a very real phenomenon.
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