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Record-breaking Stellar Explosion Helps Understand Far-off Galaxy


August 30, 2012

astronomy graphic Astronomers took advantage of the most distant supernova of its type to probe a galaxy some 9.5 billion light years away. The light from the exploding star, discovered by Pan-STARRS with follow-up spectroscopic observations by the Gemini North Telescope and the Multiple Mirror Telescope, confirmed that the gas environment between the stars in the distant galaxy is "reassuringly normal." Full Story

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