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A Very Recent Explosion Still Ongoing

2 Dec 2014, 13:08 UTC
A Very Recent Explosion Still Ongoing Hubble NASA ESA
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About 170 years ago, a star nearly exploded in the Southern constellation Carina. I say nearly for a few reasons. On Earth, observers saw a dim, seemingly-average star become the second brightest star in the night sky. It stayed that way for 20 years before slowly fading. When we looked at it with telescopes, we found that […]

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