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Astronomers Watch the Stars Come Out in Berkeley

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Science  25 Jun 1993:
Vol. 260, Issue 5116, pp. 1878-1879
DOI: 10.1126/science.260.5116.1878


New and strange sightings caught the attention of astronomers at this June's American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Berkeley: a supernova that has changed its identity, a clutch of mysterious blue stars, and objects at the edge of the universe, shining brilliantly at the far end of the ultraviolet spectrum. Meanwhile, a more familiar object—one species of supernova—is raising hopes of predicting the ultimate fate of this cosmic zoo.