Tag: Supernova

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

Magellanic Clouds, the galactic neighbors of the Milky Way, have picked up the rate of their star formation. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are the closest companion galaxies of the Milky Way. Both of these galactic neighbors are named after Ferdinand Magellan, the man who led the first European expedition to circumnavigate the world.…

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Astronomers Identified a Star that made its Partner go Supernova

Astronomers Identified a Star that made its Partner go Supernova

SN 2015cp, a supernova at a distance of 545 million light-years, was triggered by a companion star which marked the death of its partner in the binary system.    Supernovae are quite common because all the stars of the universe eventually run out of fuel and die with a massive explosion. Having said that, there…

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Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Astronomers have found the 3rd cloud of cosmic gas that has remained totally unaffected by the explosion of stars. Scientists have unveiled many secrets of our universe but its mysterious nature keeps on surprising us with even stranger phenomena. Some of the most bizarre celestial objects include Screaming Skull Nebulas, Cannibal Galaxies, and Hurricanes of…

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Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space

Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space

A telescope in Canada detects repeating bursts of Radio waves (emanating beyond our galaxy) for the first time since 2007. Astronomers identified mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space in the summer of 2018. Researchers analyzed the collected data and published their report on the 9th January 2019. According to that, the source of these…

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Scientists have Found Something Amazing about the First Moments of a Stellar Explosion

Scientists have Found Something Amazing about the First Moments of a Stellar Explosion

ASASSN-18bt exhibited some unusual behavior to surprise researchers. Images of the newly discovered supernova ASASSN-18bt may change our perspective about the origin of the universe. Six images were captured in total: Three before the explosion and three were taken after that. The images are credited to the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) project, the…

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All you need to know about Kilonovas

All you need to know about Kilonovas

Kilonovas have already answered a lot of long-lasting mysteries and there is certainly a lot more to come. Let’s delve deep into what seems something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Gone are the times when a ‘Supernova’, a blast when a star dies, was the only cool thing around. Now we have ‘Kilonovas’, which…

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Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

The detection of infrared emission around RX J0806.4-4123 opens up a new chapter in the exploration of interstellar space. The collapsed core of a huge star, which has a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses before collapsing, is known as a Neutron Star. Generally, the mass of a neutron star ranges from 1.4…

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Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Scientists have seen Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, through Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the most versatile telescope that has ever been sent to space and that’s the reason why it has solved so many mysteries. One of…

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What are Neutron Stars?

What are Neutron Stars?

Neutron Stars smashed into each other to produce gravitational waves. The universe around us full of amazing phenomena and the advancement in technology has revealed some of them. Concepts like dark matter, distant stars, and supernova are some of the popular space explorations. Similarly, the in-depth study of different planets of our solar system has…

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