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Astronomers Discover Merging Star Systems that Might Explode

16/11/2010

Astronomers Discover Merging Star Systems that Might Explode

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Sometimes when you're looking for one thing, you find something completely different and unexpected. In the scientific endeavor, such serendipity can lead to new discoveries. Today, researchers who found the first hypervelocity stars escaping the Milky Way announced that their search also turned up a dozen double-star systems. Half of those are merging and might explode as supernovae in the astronomically near future.
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