Pan-STARRS Finds a "Lost" Supernova - read CFA press release

March 11, 2013

Cambridge, MA - The star Eta Carinae is ready to blow. 170 years ago, this 100-solar-mass object belched out several suns' worth of gas in an eruption that made it the second-brightest star after Sirius. That was just a precursor to the main event, since it will eventually go supernova. 

CFA Press Release

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