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Powerful 1901 Star Explosion Recreated Using 3D
2013-01-24 14:09:14

[Watch Video 1] [Watch Video 2] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A European team of astronomers have reconstructed a powerful explosion of a nova, or what was left of the star after it exploded in 1901. The Spanish and Estonian team used 3D modeling to reconstruct the explosion in the star GK Persei, and published their results in the Astrophysical Journal. Star GK Persei, or Nova Persei 1901, sits just 1,300 light years away from Earth, and the star first...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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