Amateur Astronomer in Argentina captured for the first time the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.
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The brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave, is illustrated in this cartoon animation, created by NASA’s Ames Research Center…
The 3.2-gigapixel, world’s largest digital camera, at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), approved by the Department of Energy to start construction.
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe.
In 2004, an international team of astronomers had, for the first time, observed a stellar “survivor” emerge from a double star system involving an exploded
For more than four hundred years, astronomers have used telescopes to study the great variety of stars in our galaxy. Millions of distant suns have
ESA’s Herschel space observatory has revealed that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of tangled gaseous filaments. Intriguingly, each filament is approximately the same width, hinting
A galaxy’s core is a busy place, crowded with stars swarming around an enormous black hole. When galaxies collide, it gets even messier as the
An exploding star (supernova) about 65 light-years away may have caused mass extinction on Earth, 359 million years ago.
Voyager 2 has left our Solar System and is now sailing into the vast interstellar space.