Largest-ever explosion

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Wed, 06 May 1998 15:40:49 -0500 (EST)

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI S) _ Astronomers report (Wednesday) they have
witnessed the largest-ever explosion ever recorded in the universe. In the
space of a few seconds, the far-distant, mysterious explosion hurled out
more than 100 times the energy the sun will emit during its entire
10-billion-year lifetime. Researchers from the California
Institute of Technology team and Columbia University are presenting their
findings in the British journal Nature.