During the search for an elusive electromagnetic counterpart to the newest gravitational wave in town, GW170104, a very special supernova was uncovered. Here we discuss its classification and whether it is linked to the origin of GW170104 .
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Supernova explosions may have regulated the amount of photons available to reionize the Universe.
A starter guide to classifying supernovae based on their light curves and spectra.
Many massive stars die as supernovae, although connection between a star’s life and it’s death is unclear. Today’s paper uses statistical distributions of massive stars and supernovae to link together both ends of the story.
The bottom of Earth’s oceans contain debris from nearby supernovae that swept past Earth millions of years ago. Today’s paper investigates whether we can use this evidence to triangulate where in the Milky Way these supernovae went off.