“Beyond Exoplanets” –K2 Mission Unveils Exploding Stars of the Cosmos

     Astronomer Ed Shaya was in his office looking at data from NASA's Kepler space telescope in 2012 when he noticed something unusual: The light from a galaxy had quickly brightened by 10 percent. The sudden bump in light got Shaya instantly excited, but also nervous. The effect could be explained by the massive … Continue reading “Beyond Exoplanets” –K2 Mission Unveils Exploding Stars of the Cosmos