Colliding Dead Stars Set Off Massive Supernova

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 5, 2007   View Article

Two small but dense burned-out stars appear to have spiraled into each other and exploded, according to a new study.

The blast offers some of the strongest evidence yet for a theoretical model for supernovas created by white dwarfs—the hot cores left behind when stars similar to our sun die.

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