White dwarf goes nova after a long slumber

Polish astronomers have captured an incredibly rare event from start to finish: a white dwarf going nova.

Nova seen Expanding right from the Beginning for the First Time

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – for the first time, astronomers witnessed how a nova is formed right from the onset, capturing and detailing its expansion. The white dwarf turned nova is located someĀ 14,800 light-years away and its study is set to reveal many things about how novas form. The star is dead, long live the nova! Stars shine

Physicists create a supernova in a jar

A supernova is a stellar explosion of cosmic proportions, that often can outshine the entire galaxy it is located in, before fading away in a matter of weeks or months. During this short period however, supernovae emit as much energy as the Sun emits during its entire life span – it’s the same kind of phenomena that researchers from the