Skywatch: Hawaii’s telescopes help unravel mysteries of supernovas, black holes
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COURTESY GEMINI OBSERVATORY / NSF / AURA / ILLUSTRATION BY JOY POLLARD
Astronomers used the Gemini Observatory to study supernova SN 2016iet, the death of a star 200 times the mass of the sun, one of the most massive and powerful star explosions ever observed.
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