Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first, AsiaOne Science & Technlogy News

March 6, 2015 9:30 AM

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WASHINGTON - Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies, which magnified and bent the exploding star's light to create multiple images, scientists said Thursday.

Although multiple likenesses have been created by light-deflecting galaxies and active black holes before, so many versions of one supernova have never been produced by the optical effect.

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