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Blast from the past poses puzzle

The 1840s outburst of the star Eta Carinae eludes classification.

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12:08pm, September 10, 2008

New observations suggest that the brilliant outburst of a hefty star that first wowed observers in the 1840s could be signs of a new, exotic type of stellar explosion.

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