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Making a supernova the hard way: Tossing a white dwarf into a black hole

30 May 2019, 13:00 UTC
Making a supernova the hard way: Tossing a white dwarf into a black hole NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

Well now here’s something I never considered: A white dwarf passing close enough to a black hole can go supernova. Yegads!

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