Meet the 'Zombie Star', Residing in Spiral Galaxy NGC 1309, That Survived Supernova Blast

Chris K

Chris K

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Astronomers have observed a star that not only survived a stellar explosion called a supernova, but emerged from it brighter than before the blast. This white dwarf is gravitationally locked in orbit with another star — a pairing called a binary system.

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