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Supernovae, gamma ray bursts, solar flares – stars are the ticking time-bombs of the universe. Phil Plait’s Bad Universe: Death Stars, Discovery 2010
A supernova is one of the most spectacular events in the universe. ibid.
When a star has thirty, fifty, a hundred times the mass of the sun ... It’s not just a supernova, it’s a hypernova. ibid.
A gamma ray burst from a hypernova explodes with such power that the beams are dangerous for a much greater distance. ibid.
Red Dwarfs: They can be as little as one-tenth the mass of the sun, with surface temperatures thousands of degrees cooler. Red Dwarfs are the most common type of star in the universe. The Universe s1e10: Life and Death of a Star, History 2007
VY Canis Majoris ... two thousand times the diameter of our Sun. The Universe s7e1: How Big, How Far, How Fast, History 2012
9A supernova can outshine an entire galaxy releasing trillions of times the energy of our sun. Michio Kaku
Across the universe there are stellar systems totally different from our own containing two stars instead of one. Our sun isn’t so typical after all. These are binary stars and they created some of the most lethal places in the universe. How the Universe Works s6e3: Twin Suns, Discovery 2010
Imagine living in the light of two suns. ibid.
We know of hundreds of millisecond pulsars scattered across the cosmos … Some of them are alone: what’s happened to their sibling? ibid.
Could two stars create an habitable oasis on an alien worlds? ibid.