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A Partial Supernova Flung This White Dwarf Across the Milky Way

by Joel Hruska

Image credit: Sephirohq (CC BY SA 3.0)

Supernovas, by their nature, often don’t leave a lot of star behind for astronomers to later peruse. Many of these titanic explosions result in the formation of a black hole or a neutron star. For many years, scientists believed that the majority of supernovas resulted in one of three outcomes: black hole, neutron star, or nothing left at…




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