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Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Southampton has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected - a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.
The exploding star, named DES16C2nm, was detected by the Dark Energy Survey (DES), an international collaboration to map several hundred million galaxies in order to find out more about dark energy - the mysterious force believed to be causing the accelerated expansion of the Universe.

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ATel 9700: Classification of DES16C2nm as a SLSN at z=1.998 



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