The Decades-Long Mystery of 'Unexplained' Light Bursts in Space Has Been Solved
A new type of star explosion called a “micronova” explains the weird flashes around some dead stars.
Scientists Discover Enormous Sphere-Shaped Void In Space
The "Per-Tau shell," which extends for nearly 500 light years, solves a big mystery and has implications for astrophysics as a whole.
Physicists Propose That the Universe Is Filled With Tiny, Natural Atomic Bombs
A rare natural fission reaction might detonate white dwarfs into special supernovae that help scientists measure the expansion of the universe.
An Ancient Supernova Caused a Mass Extinction on Earth, Scientists Believe
If the theory is confirmed with further work, it would show that stars that died hundreds of millions of years ago may have taken some Earthlings to the grave with them, forever altering the course of life on our world.”
An Astrophysicist Calculated the Last Big Explosions Before the Universe Dies
The last supernovas before the universe dies in a heat death will be twice-dead ancient relics on a mind-boggling time scale, according to astrophysicist Matt Caplan.
Exploding Stars Created the Calcium in Our Bodies, Says Study
Your teeth and bones have star stuff.
Scientists Found a New Kind of Star in Our Galaxy That Can't Be Explained
Scientists have discovered a handful of stars that are inexplicably rich in phosphorus, a key ingredient for life as we know it, in our galaxy.
A Haywire Supernova Yeeted a Dead Star Across the Galaxy, Study Suggests
The half-exploded star is careening across the Milky Way at 900,000 kilometres per hour, according to a new study by international researchers.
A Massive Star Has Seemingly Vanished from Space With No Explanation
Astronomers are trying to figure out whether the star collapsed into a black hole without going supernova, or if it disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Scientists Observed the Biggest Supernova Ever Seen in the Universe
The record-smashing explosion in the cosmos was at least twice as bright as the next most luminous supernova ever observed.
The Oldest Material Discovered on Earth Is 7-Billion-Year-Old Literal Stardust
The Murchison meteorite, which impacted Australia decades ago, contains astral dust that predates the birth of the Sun.
Our Galaxy Recently Exploded with 100K Supernovas, Stunning Images Reveal
New observations from a Chilean telescope showed scientists that the Milky Way's core exploded with massive star deaths just one billion years ago, a recent event in cosmic terms.