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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.

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.

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.

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.

New method to weigh stars found

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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`.

Supernova that swept materials equivalent to about 45 times sun`s mass found

Researchers have identified a supernova remnant - known as G352.7-0.1 (or, G352 for short) - that has swept material, equivalent to about 45 times the mass of the Sun.