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Science Nation: Super Stars

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Who are the biggest super stars in the universe? For Adam Burrows, an astrophysics professor at Princeton University, it's not who, but "what," and they are far from Hollywood, or even Earth, for that matter. Burrows reveals that the biggest super stars are the stars that die in a massive explosion called a "supernova." With support from the National Science Foundation, Burrows investigates supernovae, and he has recently created 3D computer simulations showing the actual moment of a star's death. His simulations are revealing more about these stellar performances.

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