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Lithium Find in Exploding Star Could Help Solve Astronomy Puzzle

Astronomers have discovered lithium in a type of stellar explosion known as a nova for the first time, a find that helps clear up a longstanding mystery in astrophysics about the quantity of the element that has been observed in stars. Using two telescopes in Chile, astronomers detected tiny amounts of the chemical element lithium in Nova Centauri, which exploded in 2013 – the brightest nova so far this century, the European Southern Observatory said this week. That could be the first...

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