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500 years ago, a huge multi-star collision in Orion triggered a ridiculously powerful cosmic explosion

11 Apr 2017, 12:45 UTC
500 years ago, a huge multi-star collision in Orion triggered a ridiculously powerful cosmic explosion ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Bally/H. Drass et al.
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New observations of a bizarre object in the constellation of Orion point - literally - to a colossal explosion powered by a multi-star collision. And by colossal, I mean holy-yikes-the-energies-involved-are-terrifying colossal.

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