A new type of supernova?

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Ok, I thought I was all on the up and up with these things and how they worked.  Ok, that is, as much as a layman can be on the up and up.  I am not an astrophysicist (yet)! So get this: a few years ago we witnessed a strange supernova.  Actually, a little back […]

Supernova witnessed by satellite

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A supernova is a cataclysmic ending to the life of a large star.  The reason these stars explode (supernova) is due to the fact they are too large to sustain equilibrium for very long.  Our Sun is calm middle sized star that should last 5 billion more years or so.  Massive stars lifespans can be […]