Astronomers observe the bright flash from a star’s explosion for the first time!

Astronomers observe the bright flash from a star’s explosion for the first time!

For the first time ever, astronomers have captured the bright flash of a shockwave blasting out from a dying star, NASA reported. The brilliant sight, known as a “shock breakout,” was seen by NASA’s Kepler probe — a space telescope designed to search for planets outside the Solar System. Kepler was able to observe the visible light from the shockwave, which was about 130,000,000 times brighter than the Sun.

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