Quark Star as Big as Our Solar System

Hypernova SN 2006gy


An enigma within a mystery revealed an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in a supernovae as bright as an entire galaxy – SN 2006gy, a hypernova or quark-nova (a hypothetical supernova that gives birth to a quark star instead of a neuron star) inside galaxy NGC 1260, some 250 million light-years away, first discovered on September 18, 2006- as well as an explanation for its previously unknown origin.