Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

A new study describes the most extreme known example of a “fast-evolving luminous transient” (FELT) supernova.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> Fast Facts: › The Kepler space telescope, famous for finding exoplanets, has also been valuable in tracking exploding stars known as supernovae › Supernovae forge heavy elements — materials that make up the world in which we live — and distribute them › Through creative engineering,…

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