This is the brightest supernova ever seen

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This is the brightest supernova ever seen
Youfre looking at the brightest supernova ever recorded, a celestial explosion so massive it has blotted out the light of its surrounding galaxy for the past 4 billion years.
First discovered at Hawaiifs Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System observatory in 2016, scientists have spent the past several years studying the event, dubbed SN2016aps.
It is perhaps the largest supernova ever seen, a catastrophic explosion that marks the end of a starfs life, CNN reports.
The colossal SN2016aps likely formed when two smaller stars merged ahead of what astrophysicists refer to as a gpulsational pair-instabilityh supernova—a previously theoretical type of supernova that ignites pulsating waves of gas, researchers report today in Nature Astronomy.
The team hopes the finding will prompt NASAfs new James Webb Space Telescope to look back in time to the deaths of the very first stars in the universe.