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Super-Luminous Supernovae Found in the Very Distant Universe

  Two ‘super-luminous’ supernovae – stellar explosions 10 to 100 times brighter than other supernova types – have been detected in the distant Universe. The discovery, led by Swinburne University of Technology astrophysicist Dr Jeffrey Cooke, and reported online in Nature this week, sets a record for the most distant supernova yet detected. High-resolution simulation of [continue reading]