Astronomers discover 'heavy metal' supernova rocking out

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:32 in Astronomy & Space

Many rock stars don't like to play by the rules, and a cosmic one is no exception. A team of astronomers has discovered that an extraordinarily bright supernova occurred in a surprising location. This "heavy metal" supernova discovery challenges current ideas of how and where such super-charged supernovas occur.

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