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Stars are dying all across the galaxy—why don’t we see them?
Humanity has recorded five nearby supernovae. But we might have missed a few.
NASA’s top observatories teamed up to capture an imploding star in captivating 3D
The image provides new insight into the stellar object’s identity.
We really don’t know when Betelgeuse is going to explode
But when it does, it’s going to look spectacular (once it finally reaches our eyes).
A bizarre new theory connects supernovae explosions with humans’ ability to walk upright
We're going to need some more evidence.
An exploding space cow could be linked to a newborn black hole
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
Astronomers think they saw a star exploding out of a giant gas bubble
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better
He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.
This truly bizarre exploding star might be a zombie of sorts
It just keeps exploding.
Found: A star that last dazzled astronomers in 1437
It’s an explosive detective story.
A Supernova Might Have Abetted A Mass Extinction On Earth
It would have slammed the planet with cosmic radiation several million years ago