Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud Hubble a small portion of nebula near the region a firestorm of stellar creation, triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. ≈ 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula nebula; most active star-forming region of Local Group galaxies. Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Images
Supernova remnant W49B. Black holes are created when a supernova explosion destroys a massive star. Scientists have discovered dozens of black holes, but all of them are already formed. So, when scientists recently saw different distorted remains of a supernova, they knew it something special. What the scientists believe they observed was the infant phases of a black hole, or the youngest black hole ever recorded in the Milky Way galaxy.
Space - Community - NuSTAR NASA telescope has found evidence that a massive star exploded in an unbalanced way, ejecting material in a direction and the core of the star in another. The results offer the best evidence that exploding stars of this type, called Type II or core collapse supernovae, are asymmetric, a phenomenon that had been difficult to prove so far, NASA said in a statement.