jan 252013
 
Red Explosions Reveal Secret Life of Binary Stars

  A University of Alberta professor has revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that produce an explosion so powerful its luminosity ranks close to that of a supernova, an exploding star. Hubble space telescope images show an expanding burst of light from the red supergiant star V838 Mon. Image Credit: NASA/ESA Theoretical [continue reading]