Study about death of massive star

May 22, 2014 10:07 AM

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“Finding what kind of star exploded, after it already exploded, is, of course, a hard problem, since the explosion destroys much of the information… Some modelers predict that massive Wolf-Rayet stars will collapse into a black hole ‘quietly,’ without making a luminous supernova” says Avishay Gal-Yam.

Thankfully the astronomers were able to see a massive Wolf-Rayet star explode and create impressive amount of light work. Such findings give astronomers insights about the lives of stars and how these provide our universe with essential ingredients for both planets and life.

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