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Why Do Stars Explode?

What happens when stars die? You might find yourself a bit “starstruck” at just how huge their exit can be.

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Found: The Most Powerful Supernova Ever Seen

“Astronomers have glimpsed the most powerful supernova ever seen, a star in a galaxy billions of light-years away that exploded with such force it briefly shone nearly 600 billion times brighter than our Sun and 20 times brighter than all the stars in the Milky Way combined. The explosion released 10 times more energy than the Sun will radiate in 10 billion years.”

Missing Link Found Between Supernovae And Black Holes

“When massive stars end their lives, they explode violently as supernovae. They leave either a neutron star or a black hole as a remnant, depending on how massive the star initially is… direct evidence linking supernovae and their black-hole remnants has been missing, until now.”

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant

“NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago.”
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