A neighboring star is showing some unusual activity and that could mean it's about to blow.
The Oakland-based collective Supernova Women is working to inform, support, demonstrate and advocate on behalf of communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. Their aim is to push local government to create more opportunities for people of color and those convicted of cannabis-related offenses in the early stages of a booming industry.
The industry is growing fast, and women of color are setting the terms.
Zombies and the walking dead make for good copy, but do little to advance our understanding of life and death. Unfortunately, neither did the National Geographic with a cover article entitled, "The Science of Death: Coming Back from the Beyond."
The study used supernovae within about 400 million light years of Earth, which is a relatively small fraction of the size of the visible universe, but it is hoped that future studies will significantly improve our measurements of even more distant supernovae.
By taking detailed infrared images of the dust cloud, the researchers were able to estimate that about 7 to 20 percent of
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Astronomers have been waiting for this for a long time, and at some time in the not so distant future the brilliant red star in the constellation Orion will explode. What will it look like?
Supernovas are the most powerful star explosions in the universe. They are bright enough to momentarily outshine their entire
Light from a radioactive metal forged inside a supernova blast could prompt a rethink of how some star explosions occur. The
In Nature today, astronomers lift the veil on the mystery, documenting the formation of dust in a supernova from just a few
"When I identified the first example of a Type IIb supernova in 1987, I dreamed that someday we would have direct evidence
While songs like "Meg White" and "I Still Care For You" from 2008's "Gossip In The Grain" hinted at change, "Supernova" is
Krupp’s investigations have ultimately caused him to dismiss all of the connections between Southwest cave paintings and
That essentially rules out all red giant companions, says Olling, because these larger stars would result in a sizeable bump
Scientists used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile to make the discovery while
At this time of year, people often ask for my astronomical/religious opinion: "What was the Star of Bethlehem?" What was this heavenly sign that a savior, that a Messiah, that Jesus was born? Can modern science prove what this object really was?
Supernova explosions occur when the dense core of a massive star collapses to form a neutron star (a very compact object, only about 12 miles in diameter), producing copious amounts of neutrinos in the process.