Supernova

A Deadly Gamma Ray Could Have Wiped Out Life On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers have suggested that one of the great extinction events in the Earth's history was caused by a massive gamma ray burst. These huge galax...

Scientists Use Lasers To Create A Supernova

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

If ever there's a phrase that needed to be said it's: 'Exploding star using lasers'. Thankfully scientists at Oxford University heard our calls and ha...

What Happens When A Star 20 Times As Big As The Sun Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed that a star 20 times as big as our own died in a giant supernova, which was caught on camera. A supernova is an enormous ...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 2 May 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

After a long Easter break that bordered on decadent, I'm back and newsing like never before, more eager to bust some chops than ever.

Solar Storms 'Behave Like Suopernova'

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists studying coronal mass ejections (CMEs) have found similarities between the surface of the Sun and supernova in a giant nebula thousands of ...

Nasa Just Mapped A Supernova!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has produced the first ever 'map' of a supernova. The remarkable X-ray picture taken by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuStar) is ...

PICS: Sudden Supernova In M82 Galaxy Rips Apart The Night Sky (A Bit)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have been stunned by the appearance of a new supernova in the night sky. A star in the galaxy M82 has exploded - or at least, the light...

Incredible Images Of Supernova Captured

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A beautiful young supernova containing the dust required to give birth to new planets and stars has been pictured for the first time. The Alma (Ata...

WATCH: Massive Star Explosion Is The Biggest On Record

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has photographed what could be the most powerful supernova ever discovered. The massive gamma-ray burst was the brightest and longest ever rec...

Could A Supernova Have Left Its Mark In Bacteria Under The Ocean?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech

Despite its effects reaching Earth over 2.2 million years ago - and potentially having enough energy to outshine an entire galaxy - a supernova may ha...

Startling New Pictures Reveal What REALLY Happens When A Star Dies

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Tech

A startling new view of what actually happens when a giant star explodes has been published. A supernova occurs when a giant star runs out of fuel,...

'Mini Supernova' Found Hiding In The 'Shadows' Of The Universe

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a new form of 'mini' supernova 'hiding in the shadows' of space. Supernovas normally occur when massive stars run out o...

WATCH: Timelapse Video Of Exploding Star Takes 58 Years To Record

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Tech

More than 1400 years ago the star GK Persei exploded in a dramatic and massive supernova which - at the time - was the largest on record. And, in 1...

Heavens Above

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

An amateur astronomer has said he got the shock of his life when he made Ireland's second discovery of a supernova (exploding star) in less than two y...

Nasa Photos Of The Week: Supernova X-Rays, Mars Rover's Selfie, 1962 Orbit Mission

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Tech

Fifty years ago this week, Scott Carpenter flew the second American crewed orbital flight on May 24, 1962. In his Aurora 7 spacecraft, Carpenter c...

Nasa Photos Of The Week: The Glittering Jewels Of Messier 9

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Tech

Putting your woes into context this week are the glittering jewels of Messier 9, a shimmering image of Dubai at night, the ATREX rocket lighting up th...

Nasa Reveals The Oldest Supernova - VIDEO

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed another video of the oldest recorded supernova, RCW 86. The magnificent star was an ancient mystery until October 2011. Arou...

Nasa Spot Supernova Just Hours After It Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Astronomers have captured stunning photos of an exploding supernova more than 21 million light years away. The aftermath of the enormous detonatio...

Nasa Solves Ancient Space Mystery

Melanie Hick | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Tech

The ancient mystery of a bright exploding star has been solved by Nasa scientists. Nearly 2,000 years ago, in A.D. 185, Chinese astronomers spotte...

The Nobel Prize at the End of the Universe

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Tech
Dr David Whitehouse

For the second time in five years the Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to astronomy, to two teams, one in the United States and the other in Australia, that charted the outer reaches of the universe using distant stellar explosions as probes of its expansion, and whilst sifting through the light of long dead stars discovered the unexpected fate of all things.

Brightest Supernova In Decades Visible From Britain

PA | Olivia Williams | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

After twilight on Thursday, an explodinhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/08/supernova-explosion-visible-from-ukg star in a distant galaxy far...