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Starry eruption on a grand scale

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3:32pm, February 11, 2003

For nearly a decade, astronomers have patiently watched Rho Cassiopeiae, a bloated, relatively cool star 500,000 times brighter than the sun. They knew it was just a question of time before the star would erupt, but the scientists were still astonished at the fireworks they witnessed about 2 years ago.

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