Supernova 2006gy

Supernova 2006gy

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Caption: SN 2006gy is the brightest stellar explosion ever recorded and may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. This discovery indicates that violent explosions of extremely massive stars were relatively common in the early universe. These data also suggest that a similar explosion may be ready to go off in our own Galaxy.

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Keywords: astronomy, celestial, concept, cosmology, explosion, galaxies, galaxy, nova, novae, novas, science, sn 2006gy, solar, solar system, solar systems, space, star, starry, stellar, supernova, supernovae, supernovas, universe

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