Closest supernova in a decade reveals how exploding stars evolve

August 29, 2023

PinwheelSupernova 2023ixf+copy_3475ea95 33f2 4095 8a73 a21b5cb07ab0 prv The Pinwheel Galaxy, or Messier 101, on May 21, 2023, four days after the light from the supernova 2023ixf reached Earth. Steven Bellavia

Several groups of University of California, Berkeley astronomers aimed telescopes at SN 2023ixf to capture data that advances our understanding of how exploding stars evolve.

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