And a supernova has exploded in a nearby galaxy in the constellation Leo.
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And a supernova has exploded in a nearby galaxy in the constellation Leo. The result of a collapsing massive star that has snapped back because of subatomic forces in its core, the supernova was captured shortly after it brightened by the redoubtable imager Terry Hancock. See Terry’s image of the supernova (along with an unexpected foreground object), at the link below:
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