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Super-rare, super-luminous supernovae are likely explosion of universe's earliest stars

Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 02, 2012
Super-rare, super-luminous supernovae are likely explosion of universe's earliest stars The most-distant, super-luminous supernovae found to date have been observed by an international team, including Raymond Carlberg of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The stellar explosions would have occurred at a time when the universe was much younger and probably soon after the Big Bang. "The objects are both unusually bright and unusually slow to fa