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sooh per noh vuh

  • n  a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process

  • This artist's illustration provided by NASA shows what the brightest supernova ever recorded, known as SN 2006gy, may have looked like when it exploded.
  • The new supernova's remoteness was even more important for another reason.
  • The new supernova, some 50% closer to the beginning of the universe than any supernova known before, was far brighter than had been predicted.
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  • Wired Space Photo of Day: Guts of a Dead Star
    Suspended in time and space, the aftermath of a massive star¿s dramatic ending in a supernova explosion is captured by ESA¿s XMM-Newton space observatory. Nested knots of hot gas glowing green at X-ray wavelengths ¿ equivalent to millions of degrees celsius ¿ fill the structured central region of this expanding supernova remnant.        
    June 15, 2013 - Wired News
  • An Abstract Look At The Food We Eat
    When photographer Ajay Malghan looks at this image, he sees the Virgin Mary. But you might see something entirely different — a flower petal, maybe. Or a sea slug. Or how about ... a carrot? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is a picture of a sliced carrot. And this? It's not a supernova. It's not the Eye of Sauron. It's a strawberry. These intriguingly abstract images are part of a photo series ...
    June 9, 2013 - KERA North Texas

  • Alan Boss in Space Com
    Coincidentally, the youngest person to ever discover a supernova found one of the most peculiar and interesting supernovae ever. This shows that, no matter what your age, anyone can make a significant contribution to our understanding of the... Alex Filippenko Softpedia Jun 11, 2009 96664 128216 supernova We've had chemical evidence from meteorites that points to a supernova triggering our solar system's formation since the 1970s," said theorist Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution. "But the devil has been in the details. Until this study,...
  • Tommy Lee in Sydney Morning Herald
    Starting a new band with old friends on worldwide television is going to be a blast,said Lee. "And we're going to pull out all the stops to find the most charismatic and musically talented lead singer to front Supernova. I love breaking...

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