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Thermonuclear power sets off a type of stellar explosion known as a

Thermonuclear power sets off a type of stellar explosion known as a


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Image of the accretion disk: A snapshot of the binary star system before the violent supernova explosion blew it to pieces.

What Is a Supernova?

A classical nova occurs when a white dwarf star gains matter from its secondary star (

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant. Credit: NASA, ESA, Zolt Levay (STScI)

When the iron stellar core collapses, 1053 erg of binding gravitational energy are released (mostly radiated via ...

Dust grains could be remnants of stellar explosions billions of years ago

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Isolated neutron star in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Composite image of M31. Inset shows central region as seen by Chandra. Credit:

SN 1994D (bright spot on the lower left), a Type Ia supernova outshining its home galaxy, NGC 4526

Highly magnetised, rapidly spinning neutron stars called magnetars can explain the energy source behind extremely unusual stellar explosions, ...


A neutron star. Image: NASA

This process continues until the companion star loses all the material that falls within the gravity range of the white dwarf.

A star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Pleiades, an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus. These stars share a common motion through space.

Kepler's supernova remnant. The explosion of a star ...

Researchers analysed a database of supernovae — the spectacular thermonuclear explosions of dying stars. Image

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Evolution of a Type Ia supernova. Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

Density of core builds and catastrophic collapse sets in . . . => Supernova Explosion

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An artist's impression of a supernova involving a massive star.

Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

Artistic view of the aftermath of a supernova explosion, with an unexpected white dwarf remnant. These super-dense but no longer active stars are thought to ...

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Researchers have found that a football-shaped, ultra-hot gas giant that's being devoured by its host star is also one of the least reflective exopl…

V745 Sco is a close binary where a white dwarf pulls the red giant's outer layers onto its surface, occasionally triggering an explosion.

Supernova Type Ia by Mass Transfer

Type II -single massive star

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This image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows galaxy NGC 4424, 50

"A star set to explode", the SBW1 nebula surrounds a massive blue supergiant in the Carina Nebula.

NASA spots exploding star's remains

Chain reaction: The decay path 56Ni -> 56Co -> 56Fe releases large amounts of energy in the form of gamma-ray photons and positrons. (© Nature)

ASASSN-16ma Light Curves

A supernova can only happen with stars with at least more than 1.4 times the mass of the Sun (called the Chandrasekhar limit). Usually, stars have much more ...

Two galaxies that pass in the night. Rapidly. The Universe seems like a fairly

A cluster of approximately 500 young stars lies within the nearby W40 stellar nursery.

Types of Supernovae

The "standard candle" supernovae aren't quite as standard as we thought.

Pairs of white dwarfs that merge and explode could be responsible for creating type 1a supernovae (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M Weiss)

Know Your Novas: Star Explosions Explained (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

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Filaments of gas and dust surround a neutron star, all that's left after a supernova

Optical image of V745 Sco. Credit: CXC

Modeling Stellar Explosions with Maestro, Castro, and the BoxLib Astrophysics Suite Michael Zingale ...

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Image of the onion skin-core of a massive star

Proposed Space Mission Would Use the Moon to Help Search for Exploding Stars

Whatif: Under right circumstances, can a meteor impact cause nuclear explosion?

Telescopic image of T Tauri and Hind's Variable Nebula

The explosion expels much or all of a star's material at a velocity of up to 30,000 kms (10% of the speed of light), driving a shock wave into the ...

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Fourth and last shot of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia. A 1971 photo of a nuclear bomb detonated by the French government at the Mururoa ...

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Supernova's messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick : Nature News & Comment

This artist rendering depicts the ...

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A NASA view of Cassiopeia A (released February, 2014, image at the left) shows a more complete picture of the remains of the star that blew up in a ...

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This is an artist's impression showing an explanation from scientists for the origin of an X-ray arc in Tycho's supernova remnant. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

Nova Delphini 2013 (from Puerto Rico) August 16th, 2013 (Credit: Efrain

The Rosette Nebula is 5,000 light-years from Earth. The distinctive nebula, which

Exactly how Type II supernovas explode has been a mystery for some time. The most popular theory explains that when a massive star runs out of hydrogen for ...

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M1, the Crab Nebula, in a Hubble Space Telescope image

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Hypervelocity Star Could Blast Its Way Out of the Milky Way

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