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Scientists find 1,800 supernovae, may help measure the rate the universe expands
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Scientists find 1,800 supernovae, may help measure the rate the universe expands

A supernova is an exploding star that reached the end of its life and is sometimes brighter than the Sun.

NASA's Fermi spots pulsar zipping through space at 4 million kilometres an hour
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NASA's Fermi spots pulsar zipping through space at 4 million kilometres an hour

Pulsars are super dense, rapidly spinning neutron stars left behind when a massive star explodes.

Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study
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Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study

Most known elements – from light ones like hydrogen to heavy ones like lawrencium – start in stars.

X-ray vision can reveal birth of supernovae?
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X-ray vision can reveal birth of supernovae?

Astronomers have uncovered new evidence that suggests that space-borne X-ray detectors could be the first to spot new supernovae signalling ...