supernovae

Megalodon

Scientists Think an Exploding Star Helped Kill Off the Megalodon

An Astrobiology study proposes that an ancient supernova could have exposed Megalodon and other large ocean animals to deadly muon radiation.
Becky Ferreira
12.12.18
Dark Matter

Black Holes Can’t Account for Missing Dark Matter in the Universe

A statistical analysis of 740 supernovas found that black holes can only account for 40 percent of dark matter in the universe, putting another nail in the coffin for the MACHOs theory of dark matter.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.3.18
Space

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.18
the final countdown

Astronomers Snap the Most Detailed Image of an Alien Star Yet

Life comes at you fast when you are a red supergiant star.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
Stellar TKO

Exploding Star Smashes Into Its Non-Exploding Star Friend

“The universe is crazier than science fiction authors have dared to imagine.”
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17
doomsday

How an Ancient Supernova Turned the Sky on Earth Electric Blue

Here’s what would happen if a supernova struck Earth.
Paul Tadich
5.22.17
Space

New Supernovae Analysis Calls Dark Energy into Question

Is the universe really being flung out into oblivion? Maybe not so much.
Michael Byrne
10.25.16
nasa

How Two-Sunned ‘Tatooine’ Planets Escape Being Crushed By Their Host Stars

Earth will one day be eaten by our sun. These planets might avoid that.
Kate Lunau
10.12.16
Space

The Ashes of Long-Dead Stars Have Been Found on Earth’s Seafloor

Iron-60 isotopes preserve the swan songs of long dead stars.
Becky Ferreira
4.6.16
News

​Stars Collapse into a Messy Puddle Before They Explode

New observational evidence finds supernovae are an epic cosmic splatterfest.
Maddie Stone
5.11.15
Science

A Fossil Galaxy Packed with Dark Matter Is a Window to the Ancient Universe

A new study finds that Segue 1 is “the least chemically evolved galaxy ever known.” Which is a nice way of saying it's super old.
Becky Ferreira
4.8.14
Motherboard Blog

Astronomic Breakthrough Is Excuse Enough To Post Pulsar Videos

There's nothing like a few well-placed videos of "millisecond pulsars":http://www.astronomynow.com/090522Millisecondpulsarmysterysolved.html to remind you that sometimes space can make you feel like you've somehow been transported to a Led Zepplin...
Lara Heintz
2.3.12