The dramatic vision of a Supernova

Vision of a Supernova (2)

Novae is a movie about an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star‘s life.  Watch the amazing stages of one of the most powerful event in the Universe…

By | Nov 18, 2016|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Supernova Dust Factory by ALMA

illustration of Supernova 1987A

This artist’s illustration of Supernova 1987A is based on real data and reveals the cold, inner regions of the exploded star’s remnants (in red) where tremendous amounts of dust were detected and imaged by ALMA. Image © ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Alexandra Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

By | Jan 8, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Composite image of the Crab Nebula

Composite image of the Crab Nebula

A star’s spectacular death in the constellation Taurus by Spitzer Space Telescope, was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D. Now, almost a thousand years later, a super dense object – called a neutron star – left behind by the explosion is seen spewing out a blizzard of high-energy particles into the expanding debris field known as the Crab Nebula.   Image: X-Ray: NASA/CXC/J.Hester (ASU); Optical: NASA/ESA/J.Hester & A.Loll (ASU); Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R.Gehrz (Univ. Minn)

By | Nov 3, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Filigree and Shadow

Cygnus Loop Nebula, visible here in ultraviolet light

The filaments of gas and dust of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, visible here in ultraviolet light were heated by the shockwave from the supernova, which is still spreading outward from the original explosion.

By | Mar 31, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |