The mysterious star survived the explosion of a thermonuclear supernova

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this dramatic spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI / AURA) and A. Riess (STScI) The persistent star confirms the revised supernova model A supernova is a cataclysmic explosion of a star. Thermonuclear supernovae, in particular, signal the complete destruction of a white dwarf …

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