Guest Stars Are Always Welcome

Stephenson, F. Richard
September 1987
Natural History;Sep87, Vol. 96 Issue 9, p72
Discusses stellar explosions on the scale of supernovae and the two different types of exploding stars. How guest stars are defined as stellar explosions; History of supernovae; Appearances of potential supernovae outside of the Milky Way; Observations of celestial events by Chinese and Japanese astronomers in 1181; Record of galactic supernovae which have occurred since 1604; Sources contributing to radio and X-ray astronomy.


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