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Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer

22 Feb 2018, 05:00 UTC
Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer Kavli IPMU

The moment a supernova becomes visible in the sky has been captured by an amateur astronomer, and has helped an international team of researchers validate theoretical predictions about the initial evolution of such stellar explosions.

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