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Astronomers observe explosion on a white dwarf

Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team has now been able to observe such an explosion of X-ray light for the very first time.

May 11th, 2022

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Hubble reveals surviving companion star in aftermath of supernova

The Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a witness at the scene of a star's explosive death: a companion star previously hidden in the glare of its partner's supernova. The discovery is a first for a particular type of supernova - one in which the star was stripped of its entire outer gas envelope before exploding.

May 5th, 2022

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Gravity telescope to image exoplanets

To sidestep the physical limitations of telescopes, astrophysicists have been working on a new conceptual imaging technique that would be 1000 times more precise than the strongest imaging technology currently in use. By taking advantage of gravity's warping effect on space-time, called lensing, scientists could potentially manipulate this phenomenon to create imaging far more advanced than any present today.

May 4th, 2022

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