Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now ... See full summary »

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Alex Filippenko ...
Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist
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Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Robert P. Kirshner ...
Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist
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Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Gentry Lee ...
Himself - Space Flight Engineer
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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Michelle Thaller ...
Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Stan Woosley ...
Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist
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Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now have we begun to understand how these wonders in our sky work. Written by Anonymous

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17 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Professor Stan Woosley commenting on the strong magnetic field of magnetars: "the magnetic field can be 10 to the 15, you know, uh, a hundred trillion times the magnetic field of the earth." 10^15 is a quadrillion, not 100 trillion. See more »

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