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News Release 476 of 959

January 7, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-41

Supernova Survivor: First Supernova Companion Star Found

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Supernova Survivor: First Supernova Companion Star FoundView this image

An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, observed a stellar "survivor" to emerge from a double star system involving an exploded supernova. Supernovae are some of the most significant sources of chemical elements in the universe, and they are at the heart of our understanding of the evolution of galaxies.