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Mach 1000 shock wave lights supernova remnant

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

When a star explodes as a supernova, it shines brightly for a few weeks or months before fading away. Yet the material blasted outward from the explosion still glows hundreds or thousands of years later, forming a picturesque supern...

Astronomers find a new class of stellar explosions

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

They're bright and blue -- and a bit strange. They're a new type of stellar explosion that was recently discovered by a team of astronomers. Among the most luminous in the cosmos, these new kinds of supernovae could help researchers...

Lumines Supernova to fall this fall on PSN

Entertainment / Video Games : Engadget: Joystiq

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Scientists Detect 12-Billion-Year-Old Supernova, the Oldest Yet Observed

Academics / General Science : Discover: Seriously, Science

The most recently observed stellar explosion in our neighborhood was Kepler’s supernova, spotted 400 years ago. Scientists using a telescope atop a Hawaiian volcano have detected a pair of extra-bright supernovae, or star explosions...

Powerful ancient explosions explain new class of supernovae

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Astronomers have discovered two of the brightest and most distant supernovae ever recorded, 10 billion light-years away and a hundred times more luminous than a normal supernova.


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