A long-duration GRB was detected without its expected supernova companion. Today’s astrobite chronicles one team’s efforts to try and uncover the cause of GRB 111005A’s loneliness.
There’s no need to worry about the Earth being sterilized by an asteroid or gamma-ray burst, especially if you happen to be a tardigrade.
So far, Gravitational Lensing has allowed us to observe distant faint galaxies or supernovae. Its time to observe individual stars now.
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It turns out that supernovae, much like beans, are a magical fruit that can make galaxies release an outflow of gas. Also, simulations are complicated.
Dust grains play an important in many facets of astrophysics. See how their lives are revealed in realistic simulations for the first time!