A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal a new way that stars die

The burst of light from far away may have been a new type of supernova

Australia Telescope Compact Array

GLOBAL OBSERVATIONS  An odd stellar flare called the “Cow” was observed by telescopes around the world, including the Australia Telescope Compact Array (shown) near Narrabri, Australia.

Alex Cherney, CSIRO

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