Gamma ray bursts and supernovae often occur outside the Earth's galaxy, but is it possible for these distant events to cause destruction in the planet - maybe even cause mass extinction? Scientists take a closer look.
Astronomers were able to piece images together and peek into the core of Crab Nebula.
A new study revealed the presence of strong infrared emission in extraordinary supernovae, supporting the accretion scenario, which suggests that supernovae came from a binary system composing of a white dwarf and a normal star.
If a star dies in a vacuum, and no galaxy is around to see it, did it ever truly live? Astronomers can start asking some pretty existential questions, after discovering that three massive stars went supernova while drifting in the vast darkness between galaxies - lonely deaths hundreds of light-years away from any known system.
Type Ia supernovae are some of the most rare and dazzling phenomena in the Universe, and yet astronomers were recently lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one in action. And now, their discovery is shedding light on the mysterious origins of such spectacles, according to a new study.
Scientists have recently detected remnants of an ancient "dusty" supernova in the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, and it's helping to solve an age-old puzzle, according to a new study.
Scientists have created a time lapse image of a classical nova explosion that occurred over a century ago in the hopes of shedding some light on supernovae phenomena, according to a new study.
Despite previous belief, dust found on the ocean seabed may not in fact come from supernovae, according to a new study, shedding light on these stellar explosions.
Two years after scientists watched the closest and brightest Type Ia supernova ever measured, a new study on the event demonstrates just how important the event was in establishing a standard for others like it.