Mystery of Superluminous Supernova Solved

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  In 2010, a team of scientists reported an exceptionally luminous stellar explosion that took place nine billion years ago. Named PS1-10afx, the supernova was shining 30 times brighter than any other in its class. Some astronomers thought it was a new type of extra-bright supernova.    New research shows how it was all an […]

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New Image Reveals Violent Collision of Galaxies

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Astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have compiled data from a variety of instruments to create a stunning composite image of colliding galaxy clusters collectively known as MACS J0717, 5.4 billion light years away in the Auriga constellation. The composite makes this the most well-studied galaxy cluster, and the image was presented at […]

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