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8 July 2021

At https://phys.org/news/2021-07-massive-explosion-mystery-star.html … Not a nova. Not even a supernova – but a hypernova. Ten times more energetic than a supernova. It has been detected in the constellation of Aquila, the eagle. It is assumed that it marks the destruction of a collapsed rapidly spinning star – a phenomenon astronomers describe as a 'magneto-rotational hypernova', These cataclysms were previously unknown – until now.

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