Giant Supernova Smothered By Its Own Dust

Columbus OH (SPX) Oct 20, 2010 ![][1] A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. Ohio State University researchers suspect that this odd event – the first one of its kind ever viewed by astronomers – was more common early in the universe. It also hints at what we would see if the brightest star system in our galaxy became a supernova. In a paper



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