You know what’s scarier than a supernova? A supernova that fails, imploding into a black hole, vanishing from the Universe.
Astronomers have found that sometimes the Universe changes. Things move, things explode, things get brighter or dimmer. In fact, knowing this has helped astronomers discover some very important aspects of the Universe. Today we begin a two part series on Transients and their role in astronomy.
When a red supergiant goes supernova, something special may happen: a brief but brilliant flash of light might be seen before the full explosion! more at #365DaysOfAstro @unawe #spacescoop
Time for another update, this time we’re going to look at what’s new with supernovae. And once again, we’ve got good news, lots of new stuff to report.
Dr. David Weintraub discuss about history of our fascination with the Red Planet, as well as describes the the various moral issues that surround our desire to go there.
Can gravitational waves eventually be used by astronomers to probe the interior of a black hole?
Just like all good stories, the life of a star has a beginning, a middle and an end. But not with this star!
What’s the balancing act happening inside stars? Why is iron the fusion limit? How long does it take for a star to blow?