Never Before Seen Structures In A Supernova

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a new image of Supernova 1987A, one of the most famous exploding stars.

Gravitational lensing creates 'Einstein's cross' of distant supernova

The “Einstein cross” pattern comprises four images of a distant supernova created by the gravitational lensing of its light as it passed a distant galaxy within a cluster of galaxies on its way to Earth. 

Betelgeuse is almost 50% brighter than normal

Whenever something happens with Betelgeuse, speculations about it exploding as a supernova proliferate. But when will the explosion happen?

Extraterrestrial stone brings first supernova clues to Earth

New chemistry "forensics" indicate that the stone named Hypatia from the Egyptian desert could be the first tangible evidence found on Earth of a supernova type Ia explosion. These rare supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the universe.

Astronomers spot the brightest supernova

Astronomers have spotted the brightest and most energetic supernova ever recorded. The event, known as SN2016aps, may have been the result of two stars merging and then exploding.

Newly discovered supernova complicates origin story theories

Many supernovae show a gradual increase in the light they put out. But for ASASSN-18bt, you could clearly see there's something unusual and exciting happening in the early times - an unexpected additional emission.

Caught in the act: UW astronomers find a rare supernova 'impostor' in a nearby galaxy

University of Washington astronomers have identified a rare type of supernova

Brightest-ever supernova still baffles astronomers

Origin of exploding star that is twice as luminous as any other remains unclear. Seven months after it was first spotted, a puzzle still hangs over the origin of the brightest supernova ever seen.