Category: supernova

Astronomers Down Under Spot ‘Spooky’ Ultra-Slow Flashing Light 4,000 Light-Years Away Unlike Anything in Space

Scanning the skies from Down Under, a team of astronomers detected an enigmatic burst of radio energy unlike anything that has been seen before. Thousands of light-years away, a distant object smaller than our sun was observed emitting pulsating radio light, which was not strange itself; what was unique about these intermittent flashes was the…


VIDEO: Astronomers Watch Red Supergiant 10X Bigger Than Our Sun Explode in Real Time for First Time Ever

A dying red supergiant star, 10 times more massive than our sun, has collapsed—and for the first time ever, Earth observatories have imaged a Type II supernova explosion in real time. Astronomers at Hawaii’s Keck Observatory in the summer of 2020 were conducting the Young Supernova Experiment (YSE) transient survey when a bright light emanating from a…