Exploded stars may be universe’s earliestpair-instability supernovaRaymond Carlberg
Astronomers have observed the most-distant, super-luminous supernovae found to date.
“These are properties that are consistent with what is known as pair-instability supernova, a rare mechanism for explosion which is expected to happen for high-mass stars with almost no metal content. That is, the very first stars to form.”
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