Rare Explosion May Have Created Youngest Black Hole

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant appears to be the product of a rare explosion in which matter is ejected at high speeds along the poles of a … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


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Clues to the Mysterious Origin of Cosmic Rays

Very detailed new observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the remains of a thousand-year-old supernova have revealed clues to the origins of cosmic rays. For the first time the observations suggest the presence of fast-moving particles in the supernova remnant that could be the precursors of such cosmic … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


El verdadero origen de la supernova SN 1006

Los testimonios de astrónomos medievales del siglo XI –que, por entonces, eran astrólogos– describen cómo, entre el 30 de abril y el 1 de mayo del año 1006, quedaron fascinados por la mayor explosión estelar que se ha registrado jamás. Observadores chinos destacaron que durante tres años vieron sus restos y, según un … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading