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Puppis Breaking up a mighty ship March 26, 2016

Stellar Whopper The brightest of the bright March 22, 2016

Aludra The showiest “dog” star of all January 13, 2016

The Dog’s Tail The big dog wags its tail — after this. January 12, 2016

Crab Nebula A crab scuttles across the sky December 14, 2015

Eta Carinae Impressive stellar siblings October 19, 2015

More Andromeda Galaxy Getting ready to put on a show September 16, 2015

Making a Magnetar Making a powerful magnet August 5, 2015

Doomed Stars Two stars with a bright future June 16, 2015

Small but Bright Tiny stars put on brilliant displays June 15, 2015

Two Ways to Die Two ways to make a supernova June 14, 2015

MY Camelopardalis A brilliant duet for the giraffe March 14, 2015

Bright Paw The big dog’s brilliant paw February 12, 2015

Morning Moon A bright future for the scorpion February 11, 2015

Iron Ironing out a heavy element February 4, 2015

Brightest The brightest outbursts in the universe November 5, 2014

Even Brighter A couple of brilliant ways to die November 4, 2014

Doomed Giant A big star with a brilliant future September 23, 2014

Eagle Nebula Inspirational beauty in the southern sky June 20, 2014

Moon and Antares The amazing fate of a giant star June 10, 2014

Moon and Spica Violent scenarios for a binary star May 10, 2014

Time Bombs Time bombs in the evening sky April 22, 2014

Moon and the Scorpion Doomed stars in the scorpion April 16, 2014

Supernova Factory A galaxy with a steady supply of fireworks March 24, 2014

Pulsar Tales Dead stars that won’t shut up August 19, 2013

Moon and Antares Clouding up nearby space July 17, 2013

Giant Blast Blasting apart a giant star July 2, 2013

‘Medium’ Nova A mid-size stellar explosion July 1, 2013

Vela A giant cloud of stellar debris April 3, 2013

Neutron Stars Gravity wins the stellar battle March 20, 2013

Stellar Tease The third time’s the charm March 19, 2013

Guitar Nebula Strumming a few astronomical notes March 15, 2013

Pulsar Planets Reborn from a violent demise March 11, 2013

Moon and Antares Two stars with different fates March 2, 2013

Flashy Neighbor Evidence of a flashy neighbor January 21, 2013

Multiple Blasts Multiple explosions from a single star November 1, 2012

More Moon and Antares A stellar recycling project September 20, 2012

Stellar Suicide A double suicide among the stars April 8, 2012

Supernova 1987A, III A picture-perfect stellar explosion February 22, 2012

Supernova 1987A, II Hunting for an elusive neutron star February 21, 2012

Supernova 1987A Blasting a giant star to bits February 20, 2012

Featured Images

Hubble view of the Crab Nebula

Spectacular Crab December 14, 2015

Artist's concept of MY Camelopardalis, a contact binary star system

Close Twins March 15, 2015

Artist's concept of Supernova 1987A

Time Bomb April 23, 2014

Hot Dust January 7, 2014

The Pencil Nebula, a portion of the giant Vela Supernova Remnant

Blast from the Past April 4, 2013

A supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Double Suicide? April 9, 2012

Hubble Space Telescope images of the aftermath of Supernova 1987A

Wave of Destruction February 23, 2012

Hubble Space Telescope image of the aftermath of Supernova 1987A

Stellar Ghost February 21, 2012