Astronomers examine the death of a star

November 11, 2014 11:22 AM

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Astronomers have used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova, in what researchers describe as a forensic investigation into the death of a star.

The supernova was first observed in the southern hemisphere in 1987, when a large star exploded at the edge of a nearby galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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