Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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double-supernova star

A unique discovery of two celestial explosions at exactly the same position in the sky has led astronomers to suggest they have witnessed the death of one of the most massive stars that can exist. This could challenge astronomers' understanding of stars' lives:

Click the image to see the story; this is cheating a little, because the image is of Eta Carinae, which probably looks like this new double-supernova.

I love this shot: You can just feel the explosion!

Best,
Chris
Tags: astronomy
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