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Discovery of exotic supernova sees Dark Energy Survey start off with a bang!


June 25, 2014

the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory The first images taken by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) after the survey began in August 2013 have revealed a rare, "superluminous" supernova that erupted in a galaxy 7.8 billion light-years away. The stellar explosion, called DES13S2cmm, easily outshines most galaxies in the universe and could still be seen in the data six months later, at the end of the first of what will be five years of observing by DES. Full Story

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