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Supernovas
Images by Ben Dilday, University of Chicago; Astrophysical Research Consortium; and Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration

Like bonfires in the night, type 1a explosions shine with roughly equal brightness and can serve as benchmarks of cosmic distance. In images of distant galaxies, they appear as bluish dots near the center of each frame.

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