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Science Giant stars may not be necessary for supernovae

New research using X-ray and ultraviolet data helps scientists to better understand the origins of supernovae. These exploding stars are important in measuring distance in the universe.

By Nora Doyle-BurrContributor / March 21, 2012

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Though supernovae are valuable to scientists in their attempts to understand the universe, the environment that creates them is not well known.