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January 7, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-41

Supernova Survivor: First Supernova Companion Star Found


Image: First Supernova Companion Star Found

First Supernova Companion Star FoundSTScI-PRC2004-41 Artist's Concept

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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).

Image Type: Artwork

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