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After two decades of searching, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova — confirming a long-held belief that supernova SN 1993J occurred inside of a binary system.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.
Supernovae are important astronomical objects. They tell us about how stars die and are used as measuring sticks to investigate distant galaxies. But there is still some uncertainty as to how the supernova process proceeds in some cases.