Heavy elements like gold are created by the deaths, explosions, and collisions of stars. A new study breaks down these diverse origins.
The record-smashing explosion in the cosmos was at least twice as bright as the next most luminous supernova ever observed.
Magnetars may be the exploded remains of star mergers.
An Astrobiology study proposes that an ancient supernova could have exposed Megalodon and other large ocean animals to deadly muon radiation.
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.
Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.
Life comes at you fast when you are a red supergiant star.
“The universe is crazier than science fiction authors have dared to imagine.”
Here’s what would happen if a supernova struck Earth.
Is the universe really being flung out into oblivion? Maybe not so much.
Earth will one day be eaten by our sun. These planets might avoid that.
Iron-60 isotopes preserve the swan songs of long dead stars.