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Scientists spot massive explosion that could provide clues to a 13-billion-year-old mystery

Times Now | 08/07/2021 05:52 PM | Click to read full article

The unusual composition of a star in our galaxy may reveal clues around a type of stellar explosion that took place in the early universe, a team of astronomers contend in a recently published study in Nature. Importantly, it may facilitate a greater understanding of the various ways in which the heavy elements observed in the universe came to be.

The star at the heart of the study, is around 7,500 light years from our Sun.