Science in a Minute 021919 First Moments of a Stellar Explosion Observed

February 21, 2019 02:10 PM
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Science in a Minute 021919 First Moments of a Stellar Explosion Observed 1312706
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Thanks to NASA's now retired Kepler spacecraft and a wide network of ground based telescopes, astronomers were able to observe the very first moments of a star exploding. The cosmic event is also called a Type Ia Supernova. Astronomers have been anxiously waiting be able to witness the start of a supernova.