Entries Tagged as 'astronomy'

Super-sized Supernova: Scientists Observe Largest Exploding Star Yet Seen

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090323092717.htm ScienceDaily (2009-03-25) — In the first observation if its kind, scientists have watched what happens when a star the size of 50 suns explodes. As they continued to track the spectacular event, they found that most of the star’s mass collapsed in on itself, resulting in a large black hole.