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Kepler's supernovae

(—Supernovae, the explosive deaths of massive stars, are among the most momentous events in the cosmos because they disburse into space all of the chemical elements that were produced inside their progenitor stars, ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Astronomy
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Was Kepler's supernova unusually powerful?

(—In 1604, a new star appeared in the night sky that was much brighter than Jupiter and dimmed over several weeks. This event was witnessed by sky watchers including the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler. Centuries ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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Johannes Kepler has left the Station

Europe’s Johannes Kepler ATV cargo ferry undocked from the International Space Station today at 14:46:30 GMT (16:46:30 CEST). The craft is now leaving the orbital outpost far behind and will end its mission on Tuesday ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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