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When some stars enter their final stage of life they throw out material into space in a supernova. Here's a representation of how they work.
A supernova is an explosion of a massive supergiant star. It may shine with the brightness of 10 billion suns! The total energy output may be 10^44 joules, as much as the total output of the sun ...
Visualisation of all observed supernovas from the 1970 onwards.
Part of the Facts So Romantic series, this time the fact that we are made from the remains of stars.
A quick journey through the different stages in a star's life, from nebula to supernova.
The supernova which produced the Crab Nebula was observed by the Chinese in 1054 AD. It is positioned in the constellation Taurus and is about 1 kiloparsecs away from Earth. The nebula has been a ...
Brief introduction from NASA on the nature of neutron stars, the most dense objects known, created in the cores of massive stars during supernova explosions. Includes links to related topics.