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Rings Reveal a Supernova's Story

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Science  03 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5458, pp. 1580-1583
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5458.1580b

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- A rainbow of rings, invisible to the human eye, has revealed the inner workings of a nearby supernova. New spectra taken by the Chandra x-ray telescope tell a surprisingly clear story of the remnants of a stellar cataclysm, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held here 17 to 22 February.