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  title={The electron-capture origin of supernova 2018zd},
  author={Daichi Hiramatsu and D. Andrew Howell and Schuyler D. van Dyk and Jared A. Goldberg and Kei-ichi Maeda and Takashi J. Moriya and Nozomu Tominaga and Ken’ichi Nomoto and Griffin Hosseinzadeh and Iair Arcavi and Curtis McCully and Jamison Burke and K. Azalee Bostroem and Stefano Valenti and Yize Dong and Peter. J. Brown and Jennifer E. Andrews and Christopher Bilinski and G. Grant Williams and Paul S. Smith and Nathan Smith and David. J. Sand and Gagandeep S. Anand and Chengyuan Xu and Alexei V. Filippenko and Melina C. Bersten and Gast{\'o}n Folatelli and Patrick L. Kelly and T. Noguchi and Koichi Itagaki},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
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