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Meet the league of extraordinary supernovae

Posted by ChevScience on June 11, 2011

Some of the brightest and strangest objects to grace the skies in recent years are members of a new class of supernovae. Just how they are formed remains a mystery, but their brilliance should make it easier to observe their dim host galaxies.One of the ordinary ones: supernova remnant N 63A (Image: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

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