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In A Star's Final Days, Astronomers Hunt 'Signal Of Impending Doom'
2011-12-01 04:40:55

An otherwise nondescript binary star system in the Whirlpool Galaxy has brought astronomers tantalizingly close to their goal of observing a star just before it goes supernova.

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2010-10-12 12:00:00

A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.