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Zwicky Transient Facility spots a bumper crop of supernovae, black holes and more


February 8, 2019

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The Zwicky Transient Facility, an automated sky survey project based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California, has produced its first bounty of new results. Since officially beginning operations in March 2018, the new instrument has discovered 50 small, near-Earth asteroids and more than 1,100 supernovae, while observing more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Full Story

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