Hundreds of supernova remnants remain hidden in our galaxy. These astronomers want to find them

A new search for supernova remnants in our galaxy is underway. Scientists are with aiming to find hundreds of these star explosion remains scattered across the Milky Way by  using radio observations captured with the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico and the MeerKAT array of radio telescopes in South Africa.

A supernova is a destructive stellar explosion — either of a massive star at the end of its life or a white dwarf that has accumulated too much stolen matter on its surface taken from a companion star and undergoes a thermonuclear explosion. Either way, the star or white dwarf is blown to smithereens, its guts strewn across space to form a supernova remnant.

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