Chemical signature of ancient star suggests it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova explosion from huge star in early universe.
To celebrate 15 years in orbit, NASA has release new, mind-blowing views of the Chandra X-ray observatory's most famous supernova remnants.
The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
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.
The debris from a stellar explosion from 2,200 years ago still shines brightly in x-rays -- even though it shouldn't Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
If you think you're having a bad day, spare a thought for the surviving star in a binary system after its stellar neighbor detonates as a powerful supernova. Continue reading →
A sophisticated computer simulation has been created in an effort to understand the 3-dimensional complexities inside a supernova. Continue reading →
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