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News Release 14-142

From the mouths of ... young fireballs

Unprecedented nova images illuminate astronomers' models for its ejecta

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the sky with highlighted novae and constelations delphinus, sagita, the coathanger

Last year, on Aug. 14, Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki discovered a "new" star, promptly named Nova Delphinus 2013.

Credit: Jimmy Westlake, Colorado Mountain College via Wikimedia Commons

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