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A Superbright Supernova That's the First of Its Kind
December 2, 2009
A superbright supernova found in a dwarf galaxy by a robotic search is the first confirmed example of a pair-instability supernova, the result of the partial core collapse and thermonuclear detonation of an enormously massive star, like the earliest stars in the Universe.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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