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Novae and Supernovae



Exploding Stars May 21, 2010

Radio Programs

Outbursts Flickering lights in the night sky February 10, 2014

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

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

Pulsars The steady beat of dead stars January 6, 2012

Crab Nebula The “crabby” remains of an exploded star January 5, 2012

Betelgeuse A superstar among supergiants November 30, 2011

Cassiopeia A Muffling the death throes of a star October 4, 2011

Scorpius Nova A bright stellar merger August 28, 2011

V404 Cygni A dark star system that puts on a show August 13, 2011

IceCube Lighting up the Antarctic ice July 20, 2011

Moon and Antares Giving birth to a big family of stars July 10, 2011

Brightest X-Ray Burst The brilliant death of a distant star June 19, 2011

Flickering Crab A dead but fascinating star April 7, 2011

Young Black Hole Watching an infant black hole March 8, 2011

Stellar Factory Forging elements in a stellar factory February 14, 2011

Featured Images

Artist's concept of the pulsar and planets in the system PSR B1257+12

Second-Chance Planets January 8, 2012

M1, the Crab Nebula, in a Hubble Space Telescope image

Crab Nebula January 6, 2012

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

Stellar Timebomb December 1, 2011

X-ray view of the Carina Nebula, a stellar nursery 7,500 light-years from Earth

Star Factory May 26, 2011

Visible and X-ray image of a supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Holiday Decoration December 16, 2010

A multi-spectral view of a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Life from Death September 17, 2010

Rings and bubbles from a dying star

Jumping Through Hoops August 5, 2010

The remains of a supernova explosion form complex loops and filaments in this co

Colorful Aftermath May 27, 2010

Dust Storm April 2, 2010

A Dose of Magnesium January 20, 2010