“Star as Big as Our Solar System” –Triggered the Brightest Explosion in the Observable Universe

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 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.

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