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Mysterious star survives a thermonuclear supernova explosion

Mysterious star survives a thermonuclear supernova explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this dramatic spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309. Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI / AURA) and A. Riess (STScI) A tough star validates a revised model of supernovae A supernova is the catastrophic explosion of a star. In particular, thermonuclear supernovae signal complete destruction of a white …

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Astronomers are witnessing the fastest stellar explosion ever recorded

Astronomers are witnessing the fastest stellar explosion ever recorded

TEMPE, Ariz. – A star in space gives new meaning to the saying “here today, away tomorrow.” Astronomers have seen the fastest stellar explosion ever recorded from Earth. They saw when the white dwarf “stole” gas from a nearby red giant, which triggered one of the largest explosions ever seen – which scientists call a …

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