Category Archives: Supernovae & Novae

Seeds of Things to Come

Image credit & copyright: Don Goldman. Roughly 800 light years away in the southern constellation Vela (Sails) is the Vela Supernova Remnant, of which this is a small portion of. Once part of a massive star, (a star with at … Continue reading

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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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Vela Supernova Remnant (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: Credit is displayed with the individual images with links to all at the bottom of the post. The Vela Supernova Remnant is one of the truly awe inspiring locations in the southern sky. Being very large … Continue reading

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THE DEAD LIVE ON…..FOR A WHILE

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. About 600 years ago (as we see it) the southern constellation Dorado would have had a new spectacle appear on the night sky in the form of a Type 1a supernova. We … Continue reading

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A NEWBORN SEES THE UNIVERSE

Image Credit & Copyright: Travis Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN & NOAO/AURA/NSF Been a very busy week for me so my apologies on the slow rate of content but that being said this is still my 300th post of … Continue reading

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LMC SUPERBUBBLE DEM L50

LMC SUPERBUBBLE DEM L50 Image Credit & Copyright: Chandra X-ray observatory & Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). CLICK photo for larger image and look below for information and links. Here’s another one for my southern hemisphere friends. It’s called DEM … Continue reading

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NEW SUPERNOVA IN MESSIER 82 (M82)

NEW SUPERNOVA IN MESSIER 82 (M82) Data Collection & Image Credit: Nick Howes, Ernesto Guido & Martino Nicolini: CLICK photo for larger version and see below for links and info. January 22, 2014: It appears that a new Type-1a supernova has … Continue reading

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