The biggest explosions in the Universe
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Supernovae have been known about since the dawn of history. When a star explodes as a supernova, it can emit as much light as an entire galaxy.
The new discipline of time-domain astronomy has uncovered a whole host of exciting phenomena, from tidal-destruction events (in which a star is ripped apart by a black hole at the centre of a galaxy) to super-luminous supernovae, (100 times more luminous than traditional supernovae).
We are investigating the astrophysics of these objects using innovative new telescopes, such as the Vera Rubin Observatory, to discover novel types of these energetic variable objects.