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Astronomers solve mystery of how stars explode

Jonathan Marker | Science Recorder | February 20, 2014

Astronomers solve mystery of how stars explode

A supernova is the catastrophic death of a star, which is tremendously radiant and causes a burst of radiation that habitually – albeit briefly – outshines an entire galaxy before vanishing from view.

According to a new report from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an international team of scientists has solved the mystery of how stars explode in supernovae.  The report appears in the February 20 issue of the journal Nature.

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