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Shockwaves Amplify White Dwarf Star Explosions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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In a typical year, there are around 50 novae, nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars, in our galaxy. Some of these explosions are so bright…

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New 3-D Model Could Solve Supernova Mystery

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giant stars die a violent death. After a life of several million years, they collapse into themselves and then explode in what is known as a supernova. How…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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