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Yellow Supergiant Became a Supernova

  A group of researchers led by Melina Bersten (Kavli IPMU) has presented evidence that the yellow supergiant (YSG) star found at the location of supernova SN 2011dh in the famous nearby galaxy M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy) was indeed the SN progenitor, as well as produced a self-consistent model to explain how a star of [continue reading]