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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars


FELT supernova

A new study describes the most extreme known example of a "fast-evolving luminous transient" (FELT) supernova.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomer Ed Shaya was in his office looking at data from NASA's Kepler space telescope in 2012 when he noticed something unusual: The light from a galaxy had quickly brightened by 10 percent.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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