“Dangerous Physics” –Milky-Way Nest of Massive Stars Poised for Most Powerful Explosion Since Big Bang”


In 2018, astronomers discovered “a ringside seat into beautiful and dangerous physics. This is the first such system to be discovered in our own galaxy,” explains Joseph Callingham of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)  about a star system like none seen before in our galaxy. “We never expected to find such a system in our own backyard.”