Mysterious star deaths are really mergers in disguise

Last Updated on 14 December 2012

I have a news article published by New Scientist:

“SOAP operas have nothing on supernovae. A charlatan star that appeared to explode earlier this year may have faked its own death to unite with a secret companion.

If so, it joins a growing cast of oddball stars suspected to be the products of stellar mergers, which have the potential to change our understanding of the universe's chemical make-up. ...”

You can read the full story for free here.

Written on Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00 by Nicola Clark

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