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(Quanta Magazine)   "Some of them are exceedingly luminous - 100 times brighter than ordinary supernovae. So they're not just wrinkles on an old theme; they are beasts"   ( quantamagazine.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Supernova, Las Cumbres, Neutron star, White dwarf, Galaxy, Las Cumbres Observatory, Type II-P supernova, Binary star  
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2017-11-09 06:14:02 PM  
What a very bright beast may look like

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2017-11-09 11:44:18 PM  
"Hidden Behind Sun" will be my new favorite chart notation at work.
 
2017-11-10 12:18:55 AM  
Kitty is also a beast. Look, Dad, I'm an exploding star!


Here's the cite from Nature:

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature​24030
 
2017-11-10 12:46:29 AM  

Sid_6.7: "Hidden Behind Sun" will be my new favorite chart notation at work.


Won't you come and wash away the rain?
 
2017-11-10 12:56:45 AM  
Thanks, subby.

This is what science reporting for the layman looks like. It is not found on Forbes.
 
2017-11-10 02:29:43 AM  

Twilight Farkle: Thanks, subby.

This is what science reporting for the layman looks like. It is not found on Forbes.


I dunno, even this is kinda shiatty.

If the observable universe is the size of Earth, our solar system isn't even as big as a hydrogen molecule.

Knowing this, nothing should "mystify" astronomers. They just observe what they observe and puzzle it out as it comes
 
2017-11-10 02:54:14 AM  
"Death by PPISN" sounds like a urological problem.
 
Al!
2017-11-10 02:54:49 PM  

Kittypie070: Kitty is also a beast. Look, Dad, I'm an exploding star!


Here's the cite from Nature:

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature​24030


Your link isn't working.  I guess I'll have to do some work today after all!
 
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