A star 150 times larger than our own sun detonated in the biggest supernova ever recorded, as shown in this NASA illustration from May. This appears to be a new type of supernova, one which obliterates a massive star instead of creating a black hole. Photo by M. Weiss/NASA/CXC via Getty Images»1/01/08 9:50am 1/01/08 9:50am
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