Supporting Science At All Scales

Supercomputers are helping scientists investigate phenomena at all scales, from the cosmos to quantum mechanics.

Staring At The Aftermath Of A Neutron Star Merger

Observations from Japan-operated space observatories located around the world confirmed that the August 2017 gravitational wave signal arose from a kilonova, which happens when neutron stars merge.

Understanding The Violent Collisions That Power Supernovae

Scientists have simulated the violent collisions between superluminous supernovae and its surrounding gas, which then emit extreme brightness.

Super-Kamiokande Is Poised To Catch A Supernova In Action

Supernovas are rare—only three or four happen every century—but the Super-Kamiokande scientists are ready to capture it with their detectors.

Supermassive Black Holes Bring Their Own Gas

Scientists have revealed that dense molecular gas disks at the centers of galaxies supply gas to the supermassive black holes situated within them.

The Universe’s Oldest Supernovae Burn Bright & Blue

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could help researchers detect the most distant and oldest supernovae in the Universe.

Type Ia Supernovae Have ‘Reserve Tank’ Of Radioactive Fuel

When they explode, Type Ia supernovae produce radioactive cobalt-57 which powers their explosions for three times longer than previously thought.

Magnetars Could Explain Super Bright Supernovas

Neutron stars called magnetars could be the power behind super-luminous supernovae, which are 10 to 100 times brighter than normal supernovae.

7 Must-Read Stories In February 2016

From microscopic tetraneutrons to mammoth supernovas, here are the most popular reads from the last month.

Discovery Of Most Powerful Supernova To Date

Researchers have observed a super-luminous supernova explosion which is twice as powerful as the previous record holder.