UK researchers claim 1670 Nova Vulpeculae was a white dwarf and a brown dwarf star colliding 

Lee Bell
clock • 2 min read

Mystery over a 'blaze of glory' witnessed from Earth more than 300 years ago now solved

Researchers from Keele University in the UK have worked with an international team of astronomers to uncover that a "nova", which was witnessed from Earth more than 300 years ago, was in fact a whi...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like

Communications

Discover of the molecule could indicate the presence of life

clock 25 January 2019 • 2 min read

Communications

Up to 97 per cent of stars in the Milky Way will end their lives as white dwarfs

clock 11 January 2019 •

Communications

The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert

clock 15 December 2018 • 2 min read
Most read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Communications

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Vodafone scraps European datacentres after signing $1.5bn deal with Microsoft

Both partners emphasise generative AI

Penny Horwood
clock 17 January 2024 • 2 min read
'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

'Mind reading' cap turns thoughts into text during trials

Year of AI closes with breakthrough in non-invasive decoding of thoughts

Penny Horwood
clock 14 December 2023 • 2 min read
Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Vodafone and Three announce merger to create UKs biggest mobile network

Currently the third and fourth biggest mobile operators, the merger would see the creation of a mobile giant with 27 million customers.

Penny Horwood
clock 15 June 2023 • 3 min read