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The Curious Case of PHL 293B: A Long-lived Transient in a Metal-poor Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy

18 Jun 2020, 16:00 UTC
The Curious Case of PHL 293B: A Long-lived Transient in a Metal-poor Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy
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Colin J. Burke et al 2020 ApJL 894 L5
New Gemini spectroscopy of the blue compact dwarf galaxy PHL 293B reveals that its unusual broad emission lines have begun to fade after a decade of persistence, indicating they were likely due to a long-lived stellar transient.

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