Topic: Astronomy

‘Cannibalism’ between stars

This is a Simulation of a gravitationally unstable circumstellar disk by means of hydrodynamic calculations. Protoplanetary ’embryo’ form in the disc thanks to gravitational fragmentation. The three small pictures show the successive ‘disappearance’ of the..

Monstrous cloud boomerangs back to our galaxy

This composite image shows the size and location of the Smith Cloud on the sky. The cloud appears in false-color, radio wavelengths as observed by the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia…

Most Powerful Supernova Ever Seen

This is an artist’s impression of the record-breakingly powerful, superluminous supernova ASASSN-15lh as it would appear from an exoplanet located about 10,000 light years away in the host galaxy of the supernova.Credit: Beijing Planetarium /..

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