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The Week in Pictures: March 23–29, 2013

In the past seven days, astronomers discovered a new kind of supernova, the SpaceX Dragon capsule returned valuable space station research safely back to Earth, the Herschel Space Observatory told the story of how massive stars are born, and more.

Illustration by Christine Pulliam (CfA)

Astronomers discover a new kind of supernova

This new class of supernova, type Iax, is fainter and less energetic than type Ia. Learn more »

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