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Aug 28, 2014 04:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Approximately 10 million years ago, a nearby cluster of stars erupted as a violent series of supernovae and, according to new observations, the million degree plasma from these powerful detonations surround the solar system today. Continue reading →
Aug 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have spotted the telltale gamma rays from a supernova explosion, revealing its innermost secrets.
Aug 21, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Chemical signature of ancient star suggests it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova explosion from huge star in early universe.
Jul 25, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To celebrate 15 years in orbit, NASA has release new, mind-blowing views of the Chandra X-ray observatory's most famous supernova remnants.
Jul 9, 2014 01:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
A hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles streams toward Earth from beneath the handle of the Big Dipper constellation. This collection of cosmic rays may help scientists nail down the origin point of the powerful particles, a century-old mystery.
Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM ET // Jason Major
The debris from a stellar explosion from 2,200 years ago still shines brightly in x-rays -- even though it shouldn't Continue reading →
Apr 11, 2014 05:45 PM ET // Discovery News
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
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