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Death of Stars


Cosmic Beacons May 21, 2010

Radio Programs

Disappearing Star A potential firecracker fizzles out August 23, 2017

More Northern Crown The “re-death” of two dead stars May 28, 2017

Moon and Spica Different fates for stellar siblings May 8, 2017

Black-Hole Feast A black hole feasts on a big star April 26, 2017

Fast Bursts Explaining a new kind of outburst January 18, 2017

Bright and Brighter Boosting the “boom” of an exploding star June 7, 2016

Gamma-Ray Bursts III The brilliant birth of a black hole April 20, 2016

Moon and Regulus Give and take among the stars — after this. April 16, 2016

Zombie Stars The night of the living dead stars July 16, 2014

Oxygen Breathing a creation of the stars June 18, 2014

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

Pleiades White Dwarf A star that went gently into the night October 11, 2013

Dumbbell Nebula A colorful final act September 23, 2013

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

Moon and Aldebaran The beginning of the end July 3, 2013

Giant Blast Blasting apart a giant star July 2, 2013

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

Close Companions A black hole devours a companion May 19, 2013

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

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

Moon and Antares Outshined by a flashy sibling February 13, 2012

Featured Images

Universal Chemistry March 6, 2017

NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula

Pure Artistry April 9, 2016

Dumbbell Nebula, M27

Grand Finale September 24, 2013

Hubble Space Telescope view of Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula

Blowing Bubbles March 13, 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

Sirius B, the white-dwarf companion to Sirius, compared to the size of Earth

Stellar Afterlife February 1, 2012

Plumes of gas spew into space from the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, the bright

Stellar Timebomb December 1, 2011

A view of NGC 3582, a large stellar nursery in Karina

Life and Death April 19, 2011

Infrared view of planetary nebula NGC 4361 in Corvus

Cotton-Candy Star April 3, 2011