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There’s a flash of ultraviolet just as a white dwarf is exploding as a supernova

30 Jul 2020, 13:50 UTC
There’s a flash of ultraviolet just as a white dwarf is exploding as a supernova NASA/GSFC/Dana Berry

Astronomers recently spotted a rare type of supernova explosion that was accompanied by a massive flare of ultraviolet radiation. Untangling the mystery of the UV flash could help unravel the mysterious nature of these supernova explosions, and even help us understand the age of the universe.

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