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Extremely resilient star survives a giant supernova explosion

Extremely resilient star survives a giant supernova explosion

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In the deep cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope found evidence that a star remains after its companion star (they orbited each other) went supernova

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The exploded star, dubbed supernova 2013ge, jostled — but didn't destroy — its nearby companion, explained NASA.

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Astronomers think that (unlike the sun) most stars have companions.

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Astronomers already knew something unusual was occurring with this supernova. Telescopes usually detect one source of brightness from supernovae (the explosions)

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But supernova 2013ge emanated two "peaks" of brightness. Researchers suspected it was a shock wave hitting the companion star.

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Now, the latest evidence proves they're right: As the explosion's brightness wanes, they've spotted sustained light emissions from the secondary source, which they suspect is the surviving star.

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