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The chase is as good as the catch

Three young astronomers at Caltech shared the story of their recent chase of elusive cosmic cataclysms.

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Astronomers find clues to the origins of exploding dead stars

A peculiar supernova shines light on a long standing theory of how some dying stars explode.

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Why a global network of telescopes followed the "Cow"

After months of observations, astronomers are closer to solving the mystery of the "Cow"

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Holy Cow! Astronomers agog at mysterious new supernova

A supernova far beyond our galaxy shone so bright, so fast that it stunned astronomers aroung the world. The GROWTH team is now uncovering the mystery.

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A new telescope for infrared celestial cinematography

A new infrared telescope will scan the visible sky from Palomar every night in search of stellar explosions surrounded by dust and other hidden cosmic transients.

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A Dying Star Emits A Whisper

GROWTH scientists observe the surprisingly quiet death of a massive star suggesting that we have seen, for the first time, the birth of a compact neutron star binary system.

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GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.