This supernova shock wave slammed into its companion star

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Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion. Type Ia supernovae are one of the most important tools in an astronomer’s toolkit. These bright but brief events are one of just a few reliable “standard candles” that allow us to measure not only vast distances accurately, but also

Astronomers just mapped the inside of a supernova

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It turns out these events could be even more impressive than we thought. A supernova is the largest explosion you might ever see if you ever get to see it! It’s the death of a star, and stars go out with a bang. They’re still mostly a mystery to science. It’s

Most Accurate Map of Recent Universe Unveiled by Scientists

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A new map of the universe has been unveiled by scientists, revealing the last seven billion years of the history of the cosmos.The results of the Dark Energy Survey show how dark matter is distributed across the galaxy. Until now, scientists used models to show where it fell. These models are

Scientists May Have Found The First Moon Outside The Solar System

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In what would be a pretty major discovery, astronomers say they may have found the first moon beyond the Solar System – known as an exomoon.The potential discovery is 4,000 light-years away around a star called Kepler-1625. It was made using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope by three astronomers, Alex Teachey

New Study Shows The First Galaxies Underwent a Huge Galactic Recession

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A key sign of a recession is when the market can't respond to greater supplies of raw materials with increased demand. Long before this century's Great Recession the first galaxies in the Universe experienced a Great Galactic Recession lasting over a billion years.In work recently published in the Monthly Notices

Atoms in your body may come from distant galaxies

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Supercomputer simulations suggest much of the matter in the Milky Way may have come from other galaxies by a process of ‘intergalactic transfer’ It seems natural to assume that the matter from which the Milky Way is made was formed within the galaxy itself, but a series of new supercomputer simulations

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