It should be easy to figure out which way a pulsar is spinning, right? Wrong.
Supernova remnant magnetic fields may play a key role in accelerating electrons to relativistic velocities. West et al. investigate the magnetic field conditions inside young supernova remnants and discover that they may not be as well-behaved as they appear.
Astronomy research can be conducted in countless ways, but when’s the last time you chopped into a tree to learn about the cosmos?
Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts are expected to wipe out any complex life in the neighborhood. Today’s paper looks at how common these events are in different galaxies over time.
In the quest to obtain precise measurements of the Hubble Constant, Type Ia supernoave have been consistently used as optical standard candles. What if near-infrared observations of SNe joined the race?
Today’s paper discusses a recent, unusual supernova, which may be the first strong evidence for a long-predicted phenomenon: an exploding white dwarf triggered by an initial explosion in its atmosphere.