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New technique reveals supernova progenitor

May 21, 2014

a star in a distant galaxy explodes as a supernova Wolf-Rayet stars are very large and hot, and astronomers have long wondered whether they spawn certain types of supernovae. New research has identified a Wolf-Rayet star as the likely progenitor of a recently exploded supernova. Full Story

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