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Astronomers still can't decipher the 'Cow,' a mysterious explosion in deep space

Science Magazine

January 11, 2019

Science Magazine - An unusually bright glow in the sky that appeared suddenly last June has got astronomers in a frenzy. After months of study, they still aren’t sure what the object—officially called AT2018cow, but universally referred to as the “Cow”—is.

But scientists have some ideas, which they offered here today at the American Astronomical Society meeting. Whatever it is, says astronomer Liliana Rivera Sandoval of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, "It's super weird."

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