Like people doing good imitations, novae often mimic planetary nebulae. Read on to learn how to watch the evolution of these tricksters using a common nebula filter.
A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars.
In a rare move, a sleepy cataclysmic variable blows its top and suddenly becomes a nova.
Astronomers might have an explanation for why some classical novae erupt in gamma rays.
Astronomers and historians pinpoint the source of a 15th-century classical nova. It’s currently regathering strength.
The recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis last made a splash just after World War II. Does its current restive state hint at an imminent outburst?
Astronomers have detected gamma-ray emission from three classical novae, an unexpected discovery that has left them perplexed.
Thermonuclear power sets off a type of stellar explosion known as a classical nova. Now, new research explains the mechanisms that cause these blasts to light up.
Between the discovery of the new comet ASASSN1 and two stellar explosions, there's a lot happening in the sky this week. Take your telescope out and see what all the excitement's about.