Astronomers have discovered a new supernova class where the star might survive the explosion.
Astronomers have detected a star in pre-explosion images of the peculiar supernova 2012Z. The detection is the first discovery of a potential progenitor for the oddball class of stellar explosions dubbed Type Iax.
Two new studies confirm that the white dwarfs that explode as Type Ia supernovae can approach death in two different ways.
A peculiar white dwarf could be what’s left after a failed supernova explosion.