White dwarfs in a binary often merge into a variety of interesting phenomena. However, nobody has sought to understand the role that magnetic fields play during the merger. The authors simulate the merging of two white dwarfs with magnetic fields to see what happens.
A supernova goes off. A star has died. Can its partner have anything to do with it?
Stars formed in the early Universe were extremely massive and extremely low in elements heavier than helium. The transition from the first to the second generation of stars is still hidden in the shadows of the past. However, simulations of the most massive supernovae can help us to decipher the way of how the life cycle of stars came into being.
Observations of dust near the remains of a supernova in the center of our galaxy could have implications for dust production in the earliest galaxies.
New 3D simulations that capture the last minutes of a massive star’s life reveal that its violently turbulent interior can affect how it dies.
A star on its way out of the Milky Way has set a new speed record. What’s the rush? Read on to find out…