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.

Closest `standard candle` supernova of nearby galaxy observed in decades

Less than 12 million light-years away, the Supernova 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82, which exploded on January 14, 2014, was the closest "standard candle" supernova in 42 years.

How supernova looks like before its death

A powerful, new three-dimensional model has provided fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas.

Closest, brightest supernova poses new questions about exploding stars

A bright supernova found only six weeks back in a nearby galaxy is provoking new questions about the exploding stars , which researchers use as their main yardstick for measuring the universe.

Scientists discover new supernova just 12 million light-years away

An optical supernova, designated SN 2014J , which occurred in the galaxy M82 and lies only about 12 million light-years away, has attracted the attention of many space agencies, including NASA.

Closest supernova to Earth discovered near Messier 82 galaxy

Students and staff at UCL`s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy).

Hubble spies a star set to go supernova

The Hubble telescope has chanced upon a giant star ready to explode in a spectacular style, according to NASA.

Fresh supernova dust may help explain early galaxy formation

Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have found a recent supernova that is brimming with freshly formed dust.

Element essential for life found in supernova remains

Scientists have for the first time discovered phosphorous as one of the essential elements for life in the cosmic leftovers from a supernova explosion.

Rare magnetar found near supernova remnant

Astronomers have discovered a new transient magnetar near supernova remnant SNR Kesteven 79.

Tycho`s supernova remnant lights up to Mach 1,000 shock wave

Astronomers have discovered that a reverse shock wave racing inward at Mach 1,000 (1,000 times the speed of sound) is heating the remnant of Tycho`s supernova and causing it to emit X-ray light.

New methods could make Milky Way supernova visible from Earth in next 50 yrs

Astronomers have deduced that sometime during the next 50 years, a supernova occurring in Milky Way galaxy is going to be visible from Earth.

New astronomical software system helps unveil two celestial explosions

A team of researchers have used a novel astronomical survey software system-the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) -- to link a new stripped-envelope supernova.

Supernova shockwave velocity measured accurately

Researchers have succeeded in precisely measuring the expansion velocity of a shockwave of the supernova remnant W44.