The first observed wimpy supernova may have birthed a neutron star duo

The explosion could explain the source of some gravitational waves

supernova iPTF 14gqr

A GENTLE EXIT  This image shows a spiral galaxy about 930 million light-years away from Earth before (left), during (center) and after (right) an explosion at its outskirts of a faint supernova called iPTF 14gqr (seen inside the dotted circle at middle).

R. Hurt/JPL-Caltech/NASA

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