A new type of star explosion called a “micronova” explains the weird flashes around some dead stars.
The luminous moment that a dead star swallows the torn-up remains of its planetary bodies has been witnessed for the first time.
A rare natural fission reaction might detonate white dwarfs into special supernovae that help scientists measure the expansion of the universe.
Heavy elements like gold are created by the deaths, explosions, and collisions of stars. A new study breaks down these diverse origins.
Scientists have created a laser-cooled neutral plasma for the first time that will be used to simulate some of the hottest and most exotic matter in the universe.