One Star Blows up Twice; Giant Magellan Telescope Update; ALMA Observes How Our Sun Will Die

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In this episode, astronomers observe a star that has gone supernova, not once, but twice; the Giant Magellan Telescope starts casting its fifth mirror segment; and ALMA provides us with the most detailed image of a red giant star ever produced and gives us a glimpse of the fate of our own solar system.

Links to this week's stories:
http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/LCO_supernova
http://www.gmto.org/2017/11/giant-magellan-telescope-organization-casts-fifth-mirror/
http://www.chalmers.se/en/researchinfrastructure/oso/news/Pages/Alma-image-of-red-giant-star-gives-a-surprising-glimpse-of-the-Suns-future.aspx

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