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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kepler's Supernova

In the News

Supernova Outshines Others

Using a variety of Earth and space telescopes, astronomers found a giant exploding star that they figure has shined about five times brighter than any of the hundreds of supernovae ever seen before. The discovery was first made last September by a graduate student in Texas. The star, SN2006gy, is 150 times the mass of the sun. Unlike other exploding stars, which peak at brightness for a couple of weeks at most, it peaked for 70 days.

1. What is a Supernova?

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  • At 3:06 PM , Anonymous ryan said...

    Supernovas are when stars run out of gases to burn on wich causes it to explode.

  • At 4:18 PM , Anonymous Sandeep Singh said...

    Another kind of exploding start can be a gamma ray burst which happens every second a day and can melt and dry the earth with one hit.

  • At 5:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well as far as I know a supernova is when a star gets old and blows up, but this is quiet an event!


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