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Astronomers Witness Birth of New Star from Stellar Explosion

“The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take months or years to fade away, and sometimes, the gaseous remains of the explosion slam into hydrogen-rich gas and temporarily get bright again – but could they remain luminous without any outside interference?”

Read the full news article from the Purdue Newsroom.

Read the The Astrophysical Journal Letters article co-authored by CIERA Professor, Rafaella Margutti.


(Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and J. DePasquale [STScI])