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A 'Wild Cousin' Emerges From Family Tree of Exploding Stars


September 25, 2008

Circinus galaxy Astronomers may have discovered the relative of a freakishly behaving exploding star once thought to be the only one of its kind. For more than two decades, astronomers have intensively studied supernova 1987A, an exploding star that had behaved like no other. Instead of growing dimmer with time, 1987A has grown brighter at X-ray and radio wavelengths. Full Story

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