A supernova (PL: supernovae or supernovas) is a powerful and luminous explosion of a star.

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Hypervelocity Stars Teach us About Black Holes and Supernovae

Did Supernovae Help Push Life to Become More Diverse?

12th century astronomers witnessed a supernovae with the naked eye. Recently, modern observations showed that the historic event was a rare Type Iax supernova which resulted from the collision of two white dwarfs.

Supernovae might be a good place to hunt for alien broadcasts

A team of astronomers has discovered a stellar explosion rich in oxygen and magnesium. A similar supernova with carbon-oxygen circumstellar matter was first discovered only in 2021. These new types of supernovae can provide new insights into the later stages of life of massive stars.

Strangely strong interstellar meteorites may come from supernovae

By Looking Back Through Hubble Data, Astronomers Have Identified six Massive Stars Before They Exploded as Core-Collapse Supernovae

Too Many Supernovae Can Slow Star Formation in a Galaxy

How Dangerous are Nearby Supernovae to Life on Earth?

Astronomers Chart the Influence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy on the Universe by Measuring Over 1,500 Supernovae

Astronomers Think They've Developed an 'Early Warning System' For Supernovae

Astronomers Think They Have a Warning Sign for When Massive Stars are About to Explode as Supernovae

A bright future for supernovae

Can Astronomers Predict Which Stars Are About to Explode as Supernovae?

Galactic Superwinds From Supernovae and Newly-Forming Stars Shape a Galaxy’s Early Development

Cameraless photography creates lockdown 'supernovae' at home

Supernovae Were Discovered in all These Galaxies

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

New Clues to Understanding the Mysterious Origin of Supernovae

Type Ia Supernovae Can Occur in Quadruple Systems, Astronomers Suggest