A rare event has been identified in a brief detection of X-rays. Serendipity only pays off when you know what to do with it, and researchers have used the finding to verify a long-standing theory about a class of exploding star.

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Nature 605, 230-231 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01255-4


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