Watch ‘supernova machine’ mimic swirls from exploding stars

A new machine can mimic the swirls that the blast of a supernova explosion creates. Check out the show for yourself.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~9 min

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Milky Way may fling stars from its center

The Milky Way may be catapulting stars into its outer galactic halo, researchers say. The finding could change how we think about how star systems are born.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

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The ‘queen of supernovas’ is the brightest ever

Researchers have discovered the brightest supernova ever seen, dubbing it the "queen of supernovas," It's twice as bright as a regular supernova.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Massive white dwarf may actually be two stars

A massive white dwarf star with a bizarre atmosphere is actually two stars that merged. They just narrowly missed exploding into a supernova, researchers say.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

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‘Messy’ star pushed its companion to go supernova

Some stars explode when they run out of fuel. Others have partners that drive them over the edge instead.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
Jan. 16, 2019 ~8 min

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