How do space rocks make such large dents in celestial bodies?
Are these catastrophic explosions really as loud as they look?
An odd flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained
They release a billion times more energy, rivalling supernovae in their explosive power
On Thursday morning, an entire payload and rocket was destroyed during a routine test at Cape Canaveral in Florida
Combining observations, astronomers have been able to learn new things about Tycho’s supernova remnant and the explosion that made it
The object was the size of a small boulder and may be part of a meteor swarm that also flew past Earth
Evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our Solar System, which showered our planet with radioactive debris, has been found
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) has exploded within a few minutes of launching
What would happen if the Moon exploded? Find out in issue 39 of All About Space – out now!
We’re made of star stuff, so how many Earth-like planets can one stellar explosion make?
We find out if we would be in danger from a spacecraft explosion in space
We find out if these beautiful structures are made by the titanic explosion of massive stars
The night sky can be a puzzling place to stand under
They’re bright and they’re violent but what else do we know about these stellar explosions?
We find out what happens when a star uses up all of its fuel
Dr. Mark Reid gives his stellar answer to our burning question
Kevin Grazier, the science advisor for Alfonso Cuarón’s new sci-fi thriller Gravity, talks about the concepts behind the movie and explains why they’re not that far removed from real life.
Below you can see footage of an unmanned Russian rocket exploding at the Baikonaur Cosmodrome this morning.
It might not be super, but it’s still a very impressive explosion.