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Unprecedented Cosmic Blast Puzzles Astronomers

04/07/2011 Leave a comment

SPACE.com – “A huge, powerful star explosion detonated in deep space last week — an ultra-bright conflagaration that has astronomers scratching their heads over exactly how it happened.

The explosion may be the death cry of a star as it was ripped apart by a black hole, scientists said. High-energy radiation continues to brighten and fade from the March 28 blast’s location, about 3.8 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Draco.

Astronomers say they’ve never witnessed an explosion so bright, long-lasting and variable before, according to NASA officials.” Read more.

 

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