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Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year-Old Supernova Mystery

Kepler Supernova Remnant

Four hundred years ago, sky watchers, including the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, best known as the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion, were startled by the sudden appearance of a "new star" in the western sky, rivaling the brilliance of the nearby planets.

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