Singing the Blues for Supergiant Stars

An artist’s conception of a blue supergiant star in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938. The star imagined here was once 50 times as massive as the Sun, and erupted in a supernova, seen in 2017. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Olmsted (STScI)
A hydrodynamical simulation of seismic waves within a massive star, three times the size of our own Sun. Different colors represent varying pressure levels within the stellar body. Image credit: © Tamara Rogers (Newcastle University)

There are four methods by which nature produces supernovae. Here is a look at each of the processes that can lead to these massive eruptions. Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

The Cosmic Companion

Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time