Thanks to NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers have seen a star actually blow up.
On April 25, NASA’s Swift satellite picked up a record-setting flare from a star known as EV Lacertae.
In just the past six weeks, two supernovae have flared up in an obscure galaxy in the constellation Hercules.
Scientists recently made a discovery that forced them to re-think their theories on the most powerful explosions in the cosmos - gamma ray bursts.
Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite stumbled upon a rare sight, two supernovae side by side in one galaxy.
Monster flare was perhaps the most energetic magnetic stellar explosion ever detected.
This new cosmic explosion which appears to be a precursor to a supernova will achieve peak brightness within a week.
Scientists have detected a flash of light brighter than anything ever detected from beyond our Solar System.
The Swift satellite will be able to detect and study the black hole/gamma ray burst connection.
Swift's trio of telescopes see gamma-ray bursts like never before.
Catching gamma-ray bursts is harder than bottling lighting.
NASA's Swift spacecraft brings you an unpredictable universal event in real time.
Data from a powerful gamma-ray burst may tell us more about a mysterious type of black hole.