Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00am -0400

Hubble Finds Secret Companion Star Hiding in Supernova

After years of searching astronomers have found a secret companion hidden in the aftermath of a star that exploded. This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. 


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Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00am -0400

Some Stars Go Out With A Whimper

We are used to Hubble capturing astonishing images of supernovae and planetary nebulae created by huge explosions of dying stars. In this image this star went out with a whimper, at least that's how NASA put it. None the less it still is an amazing and gorgeous image.

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