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Astronomers just confirmed a new type of supernova
After decades of speculation, astronomers observed this new type of exploding star in realtime.
We finally know why the Betelgeuse star dimmed—and it’s not what you think
The nearby star didn’t explode. But it did the next best thing: everything else.
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.
Ancient supernovas may have pierced moon rocks with star shrapnel
Apollo souvenirs just might have recorded the death throes of local stars.
This fluffy ball contains the story of the universe
The ghost of a supernova looks like a ball of cotton candy.
A bizarre new theory connects supernovae explosions with humans’ ability to walk upright
We're going to need some more evidence.
Gravitational waves could solve a cosmological crisis within five years—or shake physics to its core
We’re closing in on one of the most important numbers in the universe.
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.
Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded
Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang