Stars and Supernovae

Can supernovae account for all of the oxygen in the universe? What happens to massive stars at the end of their lives? This month, we delve into stellar science to look at the...
25 November 2011

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Artist's illustration of an 'isolated neutron star' -- one without associated supernova remnants, binary companions or radio pulsations.

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Can supernovae account for all of the oxygen in the universe? What happens to massive stars at the end of their lives? This month, we delve into stellar science to look at the ultimate fate of stars, and why the first stars might be smaller than we thought. Plus, a round up of astronomical news, and your space science questions...

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