Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today A supernova is one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the Universe. Unfortunately, such events are often … Continue reading Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

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Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global For the first time astronomers have glimpsed a long-predicted population of black holes lurking at the … Continue reading Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert We’re getting closer! Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe’s most confounding mysteries – but astronomers may … Continue reading BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We Finally Know What Elements Are Contained in an Exploded Supernova

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been taking a long, hard look at one of the Milky Way’s most famous … Continue reading We Finally Know What Elements Are Contained in an Exploded Supernova

Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole. Credit: University of Southampton An … Continue reading Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

Astronomers can correct for the difference because the brightest supernovae seem to fade more slowly than their dimmer kin. Still, the fact that each ‘standard candle’ looks slightly different from the next is cause for concern.

Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life

A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life.  The alien world known as … Continue reading Newfound Alien Planet Is Best Place Yet to Search for Life

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1 percent the speed of light 

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour … Continue reading Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1 percent the speed of light 

NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

This artist’s concept illustrates a close-up view of a cool brown dwarf. Objects like this, drifting just beyond our solar system, have been imaged by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer … Continue reading NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds

Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

Last year, a consortium led by billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking announced a plan to get to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Called the Breakthrough … Continue reading Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

Researchers model superluminous supernova in 2-D for the first time

Astrophysicist Ken Chen ran 2D simulations with Berkeley Lab’s CASTRO code on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer to better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova. Credit: Ken Chen, National Astronomical … Continue reading Researchers model superluminous supernova in 2-D for the first time