Studying the demise of stars
Transient astronomical events such as supernovas, tidal disruption events and kilonovae hold many secrets of the universe. Studying them could explain how massive stars evolve and die, what the population of supermassive black holes is, how the heavy elements are formed, and more. Although significant efforts have been made to discover more of these rare events, it is very challenging to identify those that are of value, and to perform prioritised wide-scale follow-up. The EU-funded StarDestroyers project aims to develop and use innovative tools to consolidate discoveries from various transient surveys, identify the events that demand immediate follow-up, prioritise follow-up resources and conduct the follow-up, all in real time. This approach will give scientists full access to the broad underlying physics of supernovae, tidal disruption events and kilonovae, bringing us one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.
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