Supernova

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

As the astronomers looked for remnants of the vanquished star, they found that it disappeared out of sight with a whimper instead of a bang.

May 26, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
Supernova explosion likely occurred close to Earth in ancient past

Supernova explosion likely occurred close to Earth in ancient past

By discovering supernova iron on the moon, a team of researchers has confirmed that a star died near our solar system in the ancient past.

Apr 15, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

Watch: NASA's Kepler captures 'shockwave' of an exploding star for first time!

The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave  or “shock breakout” has been captured for the first time in visible light by the Kepler space telescope.

Mar 22, 2016, 09:22 AM IST
Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever

Astronomers discover most luminous supernova ever

A team of astronomers including renowned names like Benjamin Shappee, Nidia Morrell and Ian Thompson has discovered the most-luminous supernova ever observed. It is being called ASAS-SN-15lh.

Jan 15, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

The most energetic light ever observed in space

Scientists have discovered the most energetic light ever detected in the universe from the centre of a supernova known as “Crab pulsar” which is situated 6,500 light years away from Earth.

Jan 13, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

New method to weigh stars found

Mathematicians at University of Southampton have now found a new way to measure the mass of pulsars.

Oct 06, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Exiled stars explode 'far' from home

 Sharp images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed that three supernovae discovered several years ago exploded in the dark emptiness of intergalactic space, after being flung from their home galaxies millions or billions of years earlier.

Jun 05, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Supernova hits star, reveals its origin

A team of astronomers has witnessed a supernova smashing into a nearby star, shocking it and creating an ultraviolet glow that reveals the size of the companion.

May 21, 2015, 15:41 PM IST
Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Research reveals universe's most powerful explosions

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in the universe are rare explosions that happen when extremely massive stars go supernova. A study provides an inside look at the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Apr 11, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Hubble sees supernova split into four images

 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

Mar 07, 2015, 19:12 PM IST
Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first

Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first

Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies, which magnified and bent the exploding star`s light to create multiple images, scientists said Thursday.

Mar 06, 2015, 13:05 PM IST
Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

A new study has revealed that our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but there will be fireworks.

Feb 19, 2015, 14:42 PM IST
Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Astronomers have captured supernova remnant, called G299.2-2.9, which looked like a blooming comic flower from Earth.

Feb 13, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
New 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant reveals its 'bubbly interior'

New 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant reveals its 'bubbly interior'

Astronomers have recently created a 3-D map of nearby supernova remnant with the help of the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan, which revealed that it has a "bubbly interior."

Jan 30, 2015, 12:41 PM IST
In a first, astronomers peek through supernova

In a first, astronomers peek through supernova

A team of astronomers has used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova.

Nov 11, 2014, 10:40 AM IST
Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said.

Oct 31, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

First hydrogen-deficient supernova progenitor traced

In a finding that may have important implications for the evolution of massive stars, a group of researchers presented a model that provides the first characterisation of the progenitor (parent) of a hydrogen-deficient supernova.

Oct 18, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Study provides deeper insight into `spectacular` Type la supernova

A new study has helped astronomers to solve the mysteries related to the spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier in 2014.

Aug 23, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

Scientists recreate supernova in lab

Researchers used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory as a way of investigating one of the most energetic events in the Universe.

Jun 02, 2014, 10:31 AM IST

Astronomers using supernovae to measure distant objects

Supernovae or exploding stars observed by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers a powerful tool to determine the strength of naturally-occurring `cosmic lenses`.

May 02, 2014, 21:17 PM IST