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Science may be close to understanding where heavy elements come from

Science may be close to understanding where heavy elements come from It seems so simple: where do the elements come from?Signals collected from the brightest stars in a tiny galaxy called Reticulum II show far higher concentrations of heavy elements than theorized.

Astronomers discover Russian nesting supernovas right next door

Astronomers discover Russian nesting supernovas right next door Because it’s so close, M33 is a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers.Using that information, the scientists can tell things like how long the shells have been traveling, and in what direction.

Astronomers observed a nova explosion for the first time by accident

Astronomers observed a nova explosion for the first time by accident For the first time, a team of scientists have captured all phases of a classical nova explosion — before, during, and after the event.Our sun will most likely become a white dwarf at the end of its life.

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.