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The fastest star in the galaxy propelled by thermonuclear supernova

A speeding star is the fastest such object in the Milky Way -- and researchers believe that a supernova sent it on its way.

By March 11, 2015


Einstein's Cross: Distant supernova split into four by gravitational lensing

An exploding star directly behind a cluster of enormous galaxies has been split into four images by the light-bending properties of the cluster's gravity.

By March 5, 2015


Here's the Milky Way supernova you've never heard of

Newly measured distance to stellar debris in the northern sky links it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181.

By August 30, 2013


'We are made of star stuff': A quick lesson on how

Carl Sagan famously said that the death of ancient stars helped to create us. Huh? Here's a quick primer on what he meant.

By November 3, 2014


New clues emerge on origin of Kepler's famous supernova

After more than four centuries, latest data reveals that original supernova blast was more powerful than thought and took place farther away in space.

By March 18, 2013


Kepler's famous supernova revealed (pictures)

After more than four centuries, new clues emerge pointing to the origins of Kepler's 1604 supernova.

8 Images By March 18, 2013


Rare supernova remnant may contain our youngest black hole

NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has captured a picture of a distorted supernova remnant that may contain the most recently formed black hole in the Milky Way.

By February 13, 2013


Quasars and supernovae and huge mirrors, oh my

Northeast of San Diego, storied Palomar Observatory still beckons scientists with its 200-inch telescope. CNET Road Trip 2012 took a look.

By July 17, 2012


Pandigital SuperNova

Though priced to compete, the Pandigital SuperNova lacks the performance and features to seal the deal.

By November 4, 2011

2.5 stars Editors' rating November 4, 2011

NASA's Kepler may have spied its last Earth-like planet

The space agency is giving up on restoring its planet-hunting spacecraft to full operational capability, but that doesn't mean the mission is over just yet.

By August 15, 2013