Supernova that just hit Earth was unlike anything astronomers had ever seen
An enormous gamma-ray burst from a dying star was the most powerful recorded, scientists have said.
Could There Be a Black Hole Lurking on the Edge of the Solar System?
Becky Smethurst tells Newsweek a black hole is a couch cushion, "not pulling anything towards them. But if you lose something down the side, it's gone forever."
New Flash of Deep Space Could Be Massive Star Explosion
Scientists have discovered an ultra-bright phenomenon in the distant universe that could have come from a star destroyed by a black hole.
Star struck: Amateur Astronomer Teams Discover Supernovae, Storms on Saturn
Australia's Astronomical Society has awarded its revered Page Medal to two amateur astronomy projects for the first time in its history.
Homeless Amateur Astronomer on 'Joy' of Discovering Distant Supernova
Prolific star hunter Filipp Romanov, 24, previously discovered 80 variable stars, planetary nebula, and binary stars, but SN 2022bsi is his first supernova.
Stunning Image Shows Star Exploding in Powerful Death by Supernova
Images of the Cartwheel galaxy located around 500 million light-years from Earth show a massive star erupting in a supernova that will disperse heavy elements throughout the Universe.
Most Tilted Black Hole Ever Could Change What We Know About How They Form
The black hole is stealing material from a companion star, in a process that could show how black holes get a kick from supernova explosions that form them.
Mysterious 250 Light-Year-Wide 'superbubble' Ripping Apart Nearby Nebula
The void is located 170,000 light-years from Earth, within one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Centuries-Long Mystery of Weird Light That Puzzled Astronomers Solved
Early Chinese astronomers thought the flashes of light in the sky were stars that appeared briefly then vanished.
Radiation Blast That Hit Earth Was Record-Breaking Energy Burst From Star
The blast emitted more energy than the entire Milky Way galaxy for the short time it lasted and took half the age of the universe to reach us.
Supernova Explosions May Have Caused Mass Extinction 350 Million Years Ago
Supernovae are cataclysmic explosions that occur during the last evolutionary stages in the life of massive stars.
The Universe Will End With a Black Dwarf Supernova
The last ever explosions will be silent fireworks that take place long after everything else in the universe has died, a study has found.
Incredible X-Ray Map of the Universe Like You've Never Seen It Before
"This all-sky image completely changes the way we look at the energetic universe," said researcher Peter Predehl.
An Extremely Bright Star Has 'Disappeared' And Scientists Aren't Sure Why
One suggestion is the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova—a phenomenon that has never been identified in such a large star before.
Is Weird Dimming a Sign This Star Is About to Explode?
Betelgeuse a nearby red supergiant star which is up to 20 times more massive than our sun.
Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Discovered Is at 'Tipping Point'
The star, named J0740+6620, has a mass more than two times that of our sun, but is just 18 miles wide.
Gargantuan, Never-Before-Seen Radio Bubbles Discovered at Milky Way Center
The two balloon-like structures stretch hundreds of light-years and are thought to have formed in a violent eruption seven million years ago.
Stardust From Supernova Explosion Discovered in Antarctic Snow: Study
The snow contained substantial quantities of dust-enriched with iron-60—which isn't naturally produced on our planet.
Hubble Captures Cosmic Fireworks at one of Brightest Stars in the Galaxy
The exploding star system is located around 7,500 light years away in the constellation Carina (The Ship's Keel.)
First Stars Exploded, Sending Out Powerful Jets that Produced New Ones
These early stars may have blown up in a more violent and asymmetric fashion than previously thought.
Scientists Baffled by 'Cow' Explosion in Deep Space
On June 16, 201, the discovery of a strange flare in the sky was reported in an astronomical telegram.
Megalodon Killed Off By Supernova Radiation, Study Says
Researchers link a supernova explosion 2.6 million years ago to the extinction of marine megafauna.
Astronomers Witness Never-Before-Seen Supernova
The supernova may indicate the birth of a neutron star binary system, according to a new paper.
Star Spurts Massive Jet as Black Hole Rips It Apart
This is the first time astronomers have directly imaged the brutal phenomenon.
Rare 'Runaway' Supergiant Star Discovered
Scientists think the star was once part of a binary system until its companion exploded in a powerful supernova, causing it to be blasted off into space.
NASA Kepler Reveals New Kind of Supernova
"When I first saw the Kepler data...my jaw dropped. I said, 'Oh wow!'"
Amateur Tests New Camera, Catches Birth of a Supernova
Scientists think Victor Buso's images are the first of their kind.
Astronomers Find Most Distant Supernova Yet Discovered
When massive stars come to the end of their life cycles, they self-destruct in a cataclysmic final explosion.
Does Indian Rock Art Record an Ancient Supernova?
The explosion occurred thousands of years before the current oldest record of such an event.
Massive Star Discovery Could Rewrite Astrophysics
These mammoth cosmic engines have transformed our universe.