written by michelle starr, on december 14th, 2021

what: an explosion named ‘the cow’

when: study published on december 13th, 2021

who/where:astronomer dheeraj pasham of mit’s kavli Institute for astrophysics and space research

nasa’s x-ray telescope neutron star interior composition explorer (nicer), which is attached to the international space station

interesting fact: this is the first time scientists have been able to whiteness the collapse of a star into a baby black hole or neutron star. 

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