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NASA catches exploding star on camera

  • NASA’s Kepler space telescope has successfully captured the scintillating flash of an exploding star which lasted only 20 minutes and took place 1.2 billion light years away. Caught in visible light, this supernovae has been found to be a red supergiant 500 times the size of the sun. Additionally, the colossal nature of the star makes it a perfect accommodation for Earth’s orbit around the sun.