Author: University of Chicago

The supernova known as 2014C took place eight years ago—but scientists are still watching and learning from its aftermath. The very faintly visible explosion is shown circled in red. Credit: Sloan Digital Sky SurveyStudy including University of Chicago researchers analyzes aftermath of 2014 supernova.An international group of astronomers has uncovered new clues about a mysterious stellar explosion that was discovered eight years ago, but is continuing to evolve even as scientists watch.The results help astronomers better understand the process of how massive stars—giants far larger than our own sun—live and die.The study was published in The Astrophysical Journal by a…

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