Sun vs Supernova (How Are They Different?)

The sun and supernova are completely different from one another as a supernova is the violent explosion that occurs after a large white dwarf or large star dies, whereas the Sun is an active main sequence star. As the Sun isn’t a larger star between 8 – 50 solar masses it won’t experience a supernova … Read more

Pulsar vs Quasar (How Are They Different?)

A pulsar is a neutron star that emits light at regular intervals that form when a 8+ solar mass main sequence star or a 1.44 solar mass white dwarf star collapses leaving behind these densely packed entities whereas quasars are extremely bright celestial objects that are powered by supermassive black that shot extremely fast jet … Read more

Quasar vs Supernova (How Are They Different?)

The main difference between quasars and supernova explosions are that quasars are extremely bright light particles that surround supermassive black holes whilst supernovae occur when a large star collapses into itself and explodes in a short lived but grand explosion eclipsing even its entire galaxy in luminosity. Both entities are similar in the sense they … Read more

What Is A Blue Giant Star? (Explained!)

A blue giant star is a stellar body that is in the process of using its last remaining supplies of hydrogen. Thanks to its vast mass, a blue giant generates significantly more energy than other stars – R136a1, for example, generates more energy over four seconds than our Sun does in an entire year. Continue … Read more

Pulsars vs Magnetars (How Are They Different?)

Pulsars and Magnetars are both the remnants of a dead star, specifically those that die after a supernova explosion. The main difference between the two is that magnetars have a magnetic field roughly 1000 times stronger than pulsars.  There are also other differences such as their difference in lifespan, the strength of rays that they … Read more