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  APOD: 2005 September 10 - Supernova Survivor
Though the supernova itself is no longer visible, light-echoes from dust in the region can still be seen near the companion, the first known survivor of a supernova in a binary star system.
Astronomers believe that a substantial transfer of material to the surviving companion star during the last few hundred years before the stellar explosion can explain peculiarities seen in this supernova.
After supernova SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud,
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap050910.html   (205 words)

  
  Brazilian Rocket Explosion Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On August 22, 2003, a massive explosion destroyed a Brazilian Space Agency VLS-1 (VLS-1 V03) rocket as it stood on its launch pad at the Alcântara Launching Center in northern Brazil.
The explosion caused a fire in the nearby jungle brush, and produced a large cloud of smoke that was visible for large distances.
After the explosion, the Brazilian Space Agency was criticized for using solid-fuel rockets, which are easier to build and ignite than liquid-fuel rockets, but also dangerous because they lack throttle controls and emergency shut-offs.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Brazilian_rocket_explosion   (429 words)

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