Science Sep 07

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Supernova Burns Bright in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists recently discovered a supernova about 21 million light years away in the Pinwheel Galaxy. Jeffrey Brown and Peter Nugent, who found the brightest and closest supernova in decades, discuss how the dying star could prove…

Science Nov 15

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Harvard Astrophysicist Answers: What Is a Supernova?

Robert Kirshner, an astrophysicist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, answers the question, "What is a supernova?" A supernova explosion is something where you see a star that you hadn't seen before suddenly turn billions of times brighter…

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