U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Death Knoll of stars providing universal answers

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered where we came from and where we are going? "As it turns out, supernovae – the explosive death knoll of some types of stars – go a long way in providing us with the answers to these questions," says Dr. Peter Nugent, staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.