Stellar Death

Tana Joseph

Dr Tana Joseph at Jodrell Bank, UK
Credit: Willie Runte. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.

Occupation: Astronomer and Science Communicator

Year born: 1984

Research Areas: Extragalactic X-ray Binaries, Radio Astronomy

 

"Science isn’t done until it is communicated."

Type Ia Supernovae

Artists impression of Type Ia supernovae
Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

Type Ia supernovae are also known as thermonuclear supernovae. They involve a binary (or double) star system. Where one star is a white dwarf, and the other is usually a star like our Sun or a huge red giant star.


Karl Schwarzschild

Karl Schwarzchild

Occupation: Physicist & Astronomer

Year born: 1873

Research Areas: Relativity, Black Holes, Quantum Theory, Stars, Comets

 

"Mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, march in one front."

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