Rare ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ star survives supernova explosion

In 2012, a shriveled white star in a nearby galaxy reached the end of its life and exploded in a violent, thermonuclear supernova. Such explosions — known as type 1a supernovas — are a common end for billions of stars in our universetypically resulting in the utter obliteration of the old star at the heart of the blast.

But this time, something went wrong.

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