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ScienceCasts: Why Won't the Supernova Explode?

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Published on Jun 15, 2012

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A question has been troubling astronomers: Why won't the supernova explode? Although real stars blow up, the best computer models of dying stars do not result in much of a bang. NASA has launched a new observatory named "NuSTAR" to seek out the missing physics of exploding stars.

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