Supernova Shoots a Star

March 5, 2015 - An animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier