Death of a star: Scientists get front-row seat to witness a supernova

Located in the NGC 5731 galaxy, approximately 120 million light-years from Earth, the particular star was 10 times bigger than the sun when it exploded. A star explodes almost every second or so somewhere in the universe, and scientists got a front-row seat to witness one for the first time in the history of astronomy. … Read more

Important clues into cause and process of death of stars revealed by IIT Guwahati researchers

Before (Sanduleak-69 202) and After (SN1987A) supernova explosion. The whole galaxy is illuminated from the brightness of the explosion. (Image: IIT Guwahati) Death of stars: IIT Guwahati researchers find key clues about the death of stars! Working with researchers from Germany-based Max Planck Institute for Physics and US’ Northwestern University, researchers from the eminent Indian … Read more