First Supernova Companion Star Found

First Supernova Companion Star Found

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News release ID: STScI-2004-41
Release Date: Jan 7, 2004
Image Use: Copyright
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In this artist's view the red supergiant supernova progenitor star (left) is exploding after having transferred about 10 solar masses of hydrogen gas to the blue companion star (right).


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Artwork, Hubble Telescope, Stars, Supernovae

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Image Credit: European Space Agency and Justyn R. Maund (University of Cambridge)