ASASSN-15lh: A highly super-luminous supernova

@article{Dong2016ASASSN15lhAH,
  title={ASASSN-15lh: A highly super-luminous supernova},
  author={Subo Dong and Benjamin. J. Shappee and Jos{\'e} Luis Prieto and S. W. Jha and Krzysztof Zbigniew Stanek and Thomas W.-S. Holoien and Christopher S. Kochanek and Todd A. Thompson and Nidia I. Morrell and Ian B. Thompson and U. Basu and John F. Beacom and David Bersier and Joseph Brimacombe and J. S. Brown and Filomena Bufano and Ping Chen and E. Conseil and A. B. Danilet and Emilio E. Falco and Dirk Grupe and Seiichiro Kiyota and Gianluca de Masi and B. Nicholls and F. Olivares E. and Giuliano Pignata and Grzegorz Pojmański and Gregory V. A. Simonian and Dorota M. Szczygiel and Przemyslaw Remigiusz Wozniak},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={351},
  pages={257 - 260}
}
The most luminous supernova to date Supernovae are exploding stars at the end of their lives, providing an input of heavy elements and energy into galaxies. Some types have near-identical peak brightness, but in recent years a new class of superluminous supernovae has been found. Dong et al.y report the discovery of ASASSN-15lh (SN 2015L), the most luminous supernova yet found by some margin. It appears to originate in a large quiescent galaxy, in contrast to most super-luminous supernovae… 

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