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Astronomers Find First Observational Evidence For "Hypernova" Explosion

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April 13, 1999
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Astronomers at Northwestern University and University of Illinois have detected the first observational evidence for the remnants of hypernovae, explosions a hundred times more energetic than supernovae and the possible source of powerful gamma ray bursts (GRB), making them the most energetic events known in the Universe other than the Big Bang.

Astronomers at Northwestern University and University of Illinois have detected the first observational evidence for the remnants of hypernovae, explosions a hundred times more energetic than supernovae and the possible source of powerful gamma ray bursts (GRB), making them the most energetic events known in the Universe other than the Big Bang.


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Northwestern University. (1999, April 13). Astronomers Find First Observational Evidence For "Hypernova" Explosion. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990413065523.htm
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