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Star Explosion

WATCH: This Is A Star Exploding

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

The wonders of space never cease to amaze us--or to challenge our ideas about the cosmos. In the video above, a star 20,000 light-years from Earth ...

Has Ailing Probe Finally Solved Mystery Of Exploding Stars?

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

They are cosmic detonations that briefly outshine the light of entire galaxies. And they were a crucial tool in the discovery of dark energy, the forc...

LOOK: New Star Explosion Surprises Stargazers

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this cosm...

Huge Cosmic Explosions May Help Explain Origin Of Heavy Elements

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

Cataclysmic crashes involving black holes and ultradense neutron stars may explain the briefest of the most powerful explosions in the universe, scie...

WATCH: 'Eye-Wateringly Bright' Star Explosion Breaks Record

Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/06/2013 05:49 PM EDT on SPACE.com Two NASA space telescopes have captured what appears to be the most powerful sta...

Mystery Of Massive 1604 Star Explosion Finally Solved

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 04/18/2013 06:21 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists have conducted a postmortem exam on the last gigantic star explosion e...

Record-Setting Star Explosion Spied By Space Telescope

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/04/2013 11:44 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a s...

Space Probe Makes Surprising Discovery Near Saturn

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/26/2013 11:31 AM EST on SPACE.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted solar particles moving at incredible speeds ne...

Star Explosion Mystery Solved After 150 Years

Posted 02.03.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 02/02/2013 08:53 AM EST on SPACE.com After a stellar explosion was reported in 1866, British astronomer John Hersc...

Supernovas Help Scientists Unravel Mystery Of Exploding Stars

Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 08/24/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com The most powerful exploding stars in the universe are...

Rare Exploding Star Presents Cosmic Mystery

Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 02/15/2012 01:07 PM EST on SPACE.com An explosion in space first seen in the 19th century was apparently colder ...

Star BLINDS Satellite: Explosion Causes Intense Light

Yahoo! News | Wed Jul 14, 10:37 Pm ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The brightest explosion of a star ever seen temporarily blinded a satellite set up to watch such events, astronomers said on W...