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04.15.16
A supernova once blasted the moon with radioactive iron
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A supernova once blasted the moon with radioactive iron

The material likely came from a dying star just 300 light-years away.

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03.22.16
NASA catches the flash of a supernova for the first time
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NASA catches the flash of a supernova for the first time

The Kepler space telescope has spotted the initial shockwave of an exploding star.

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04.13.15
Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected
04.13.15

Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected

Don't look now, but what you know about the universe's growth might have been turned on its ear....

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03.09.15
The Big Picture: A far-away supernova split into four
03.09.15

The Big Picture: A far-away supernova split into four

Gravity can play a lot of tricks with light, and we're not just talking about black holes. Take t...

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