Astronomers have captured a truly incredible image of two stars locked in a fight to the death, producing a stunning, if violent, cosmic masterpiece in the process.
The record-setting stellar explosion SN 2006gy was 50 billion times brighter than our sun, with a blast so energetic it baffled the scientific community. Now scientists think they have uncovered what made it so incredibly bright.
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A team of scientists from the University of Southampton in collaboration with DES-SN, This is part of a global effort to understand dark energy, a component driving an acceleration in the expansion of the Universe.
Astronomers have identified a star 9 billion light years away from Earth – the farthest individual star ever seen by humans. Usually it is impossible to discern stars at distances greater Read More…
An incredibly luminous outburst that astronomers had previously classified as possibly the brightest supernova ever actually might have been caused by the explosive death of a star torn apart by a giant black hole, a new study finds.