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In this illustration, a white dwarf star and a red giant star orbit each other, resulting in a nova similar to the T Coronae Borealis nova that is seen every 80 years. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Novas Vs. Supernovas: What’s The Difference?

What is the difference between a nova and a supernova, and what causes them to explode? Adler Astronomer, Dr. Geza Gyuk explains.

The Adler Planetarium on a sunny, summer day, with a line of guests on the museum steps. A bright blue sky contrasts the museum's yellow banners.

How To Get To The Adler Planetarium And Museum Campus During The 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Races

How to get to the Adler Planetarium and the Museum Campus in Chicago during NASCAR Chicago Street Races July 6, July 7, 2024.

A cartoon Sun with sunglasses is hugging a smiling cartoon Earth in an Adler Planetarium infographic celebrating the 2024 summer solstice.

Adler Skywatch: June 2024

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout June, 2024? Learn about the summer solstice and how to see the planets, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury.

Artistic rendition of a black hole merging with a neutron star. Image credit: LIGO-India/ Soheb Mandhai

What Are Gravitational Waves And How They Helped Us Discover The “Mass Gap” Black Hole

What are gravitational waves, why they’re changing astrophysics, and how did they help us discover the mass gap black hole, GW230529?