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Astrophysics: The true nature of transients

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Early observations of the flaring object ASASSN-15lh led astronomers to cast it as the most luminous supernova ever. Now, convincing evidence indicates that this object is not as it seemed. In fact, fitting it into any known box is a challenge.

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  1. S. Bradley Cenko is in the Astrophysics Science Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA.

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