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Tag: Astronomy 101

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?

Tuesday June 18th
Adler Planetarium Staff

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

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

Monday May 6th
Adler Planetarium Staff

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


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