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White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A research team led by astronomers and astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that some of the Universe's loneliest supernovae are likely created by the collisions of white dwarf stars into neutron stars. Dr Joseph ...

Astronomers predict fireworks from rare stellar encounter in 2018

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.

Astronomers spot brightest supernova yet in distant galaxy

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Astronomers have found a distant supernova, or exploded star, 20 times brighter than the Milky Way galaxy, according to research published on Thursday. The massive supernova is about 3.8 billion light-years away in a galaxy roughly ...

Stellar birth seen in flash of light from supernova slamming into nearby star

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Using a "roadmap" of theoretical calculations and supercomputer simulations, astronomers observed a flash of light caused by a supernova slamming into a nearby star, allowing them to determine the stellar system from which a Type Ia...

Closest, brightest supernova in decades is also a little weird

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The closest and brightest supernova in decades, SN 2014J, brightens faster than expected for Type Ia supernovae, the exploding stars used to measure cosmic distances, according to astronomers. Another recent supernova also brightene...

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