“Eye-Wateringly Bright” Supernova Observed Last Weekend

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May 6 2013 4:30 PM

“Eye-Wateringly Bright” Supernova Observed Last Weekend (VIDEO)

Given the catchy name GRB 130427A, the blast occurred as a star about 3.6 billion light-years away.

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