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Caption: A team of researchers used a novel astronomical survey software system, called the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory, to link a new stripped-envelope supernova, named iPTF13bvn, to the star from which it exploded, which is a first for this type of supernova, called Type Ib. This image shows the location of supernova iPTF13bvn before and after the explosion. The image is courtesy of Iair Arcavi of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and uses data from the Keck II Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: Iair Arcavi
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