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NASA’s Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked to Potential “Zombie Star”

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has spotted a star system that could have left behind a “zombie star” after an unusually weak supernova explosion.A supernova typically obliterates the exploding white dwarf, or dying star. On this occasion, scientists believe this faint supernova may have left behind a surviving portion of the dwarf star — a sort of zombie star.

read more NASA’s Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked to Potential “Zombie Star” | NASA.

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This entry was posted on August 8, 2014 by in Astronomy.

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