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UGC 9379 galaxy imaged in the Sloan digital sky survey before the supernova explosion (left) and by the Palomar Observatory robotic telescope and by the Palomar Observatory robotic telescope afterward (right)
21.05.2014

Researchers analyze the elements emitted from an unusual star just before it exploded
 

Chandra Crab Nebula. Image: NASA
07.02.2013

Researchers discover a star’s “mini-explosion” taking place just a month...

Making the video: (l-r) Johnny Goldstein and Ivri Lider at the top of the Institute's Koffler Accelerator
28.01.2013

Weizmann Institute’s physics alumni reunion gives rise to a new video clip, in an unusual collaboration between Institute physicists and the pop...

(l-r) Drs. Avishay Gal-Yam and Eran Ofek in the Martin Kraar Observatory on the Weizmann campus
04.01.2012

A day after landing in Israel, Dr. Eran Ofek was already at work uncovering the secrets of a new supernova

A Supernova with a View
15.12.2011

The closest supernova in 25 years yields new insights into its formation

Before and after images of the Messier 100 Galaxy reveal the appearance of SN 2006X, one of the supernovae used in the study. Photos: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
25.08.2011

New findings on supernovae are changing our understanding of these exploding stars

Before and after images of the Messier 100 Galaxy reveal the appearance of SN 2006X, one of the supernovae used in the study. Photos: European Southern Observatory (ESO)Before and after images of the Messier 100 Galaxy reveal the appearance of SN 2006X, one of the supernovae used in the study. Photos: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
22.08.2011

Scientists recheck a standard model for supernovae on which cosmic distance measurement is based

M51 supernova. Photo: Ilan Manulis, Martin Kraar Observatory
06.06.2011

The exploding star, in a galaxy near ours, shows signs of an atypical composition. 

A scientific first
22.05.2008
A Supernova Explosion is Observed in Real Time Including a tell-tale flash of radiation preceding the event...
Shrinking Giants, Exploding Dwarves
28.08.2007

New, detailed observations of a supernova show evidence that a white dwarf star "fed" off a red giant...

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