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Anomalous supernova puzzles astronomers

Supernova 2005E, discovered five years ago by the University of California, Berkeley’s Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT), is a calcium-rich supernova that defies categorization, leading astronomers to speculate that it may hint at new and unusual physics. “With the sheer numbers of supernovae we’re detecting, we’re discovering weird ones that may represent different physical mechanisms […]

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