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Colossal cataclysm may explain mystery star

Magneto-rotational hypernova could answer a 13-billion-year-old mystery.

A field of fuzzy stars on a black background
The star SMSS J200322.54-114203.3. (centre, with crosshairs) in the south-eastern corner of the constellation Aquila (the Eagle) close to the border with Capricornus and Sagittarius. Credit: Da Costa/SkyMapper