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M31N 2008-12a is a rare phenomenon called a recurrent nova, and it may hold the key to understanding the lives and cataclysmic deaths of massive stars.

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Sources:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.04872.pdf
https://astronomycommunity.nature.com/users/198407-matt-darnley/posts/42643-a-recurrent-nova-super-remnant-in-the-andromeda-galaxy
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0825-4?utm_campaign=MultipleJournals_USG_ASTRO&utm_source=Nature_community&utm_medium=Community_sites&utm_content=BenJoh-Nature-MultipleJournals-Astronomy_and_Astrophysics-Global
https://stardate.org/astro-guide/novae-and-supernovae
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1607.08082.pdf
https://www.universetoday.com/141536/this-star-has-been-going-nova-every-year-for-millions-of-years/
https://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0702351.pdf

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https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20184
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30153
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