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Stars Behaving Badly

Science  24 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5606, pp. 501
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5606.501

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SEATTLE-- Pacific Northwest winter skies cleared for 4 days in early January, welcoming more than 2000 astronomers to their biannual meeting. Two observations described here cast light on the unstable phases that massive stars go through before giving rise to supernovas--and the dramatic effects they can have on nearby stars.

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