Dec 09

Superbright Supernova explained

Source: Berkeley Lab

Astronomers from the University of California Berkeley have analyzed the explosion, which was recorded by a robotic survey in 2007, and found that it is likely the first confirmed observation ever made of a pair-instability supernova, a type of extremely energetic supernova that has been theorized but never directly confirmed.(Read more)

sn2007bi.discoveryImage source: Weizmann Institute of Science

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