Zombie stars

A Type la supernova sends a white dwarf star to oblivion in an explosive death. However, there can be survivors in such a catastrophe. Known instead as a Type Iax supernova, the explosion is weaker than standard supernovae and part of the star actually survives the blast. As a result, the battered and bruised survivor appears to come back to life, thus giving them the nickname zombie stars.




Zombies in the animal kingdom

Stars aren’t the only zombies in the universe. On Earth some parasites have the ability to body snatch and control other organisms. For more on zombification in the animal kigdom, check out Real-life zombie animals or scroll down below!

Zombie stars


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