written by ashley strickland, on april 20th, 2022

what: a newfound death of a star, a micronova
who: lead study author simone scaringi, an astronomer and assistant professor at durham university in the united kingdom, coauthor nathalie degenaar, an astronomer and assistant professor at the university of amsterdam, study coauthor paul groot, an astronomer and professor at radboud university in the netherlands, 
where: european southern observatory’s very large telescope in chile’s atacama desert
when: study published april 20th, 2022

interesting fact: micronovas can burn through 20,000,000 trillion killograms of fuel in a few hours, still only one millionth of the strength of a supernova

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