Supernova type may leave behind 'zombie' stars, say astronomers

August 6, 2014 10:31 PM

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A mysterious kind of space explosion known as a Type Iax supernova might leave behind a stellar remnant.

The most powerful stellar blasts in the universe may not always destroy stars in explosive supernovas as scientists had thought, but instead leave behind a remnant "zombie star," astronomers say.

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