WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2016 - This picture made by Ma Jin from Beijing Planetarium shows an artist's impression of the record-breakingly powerful, super luminous supernova ASASSN-15lh as it would appear from an exoplanet located about 10,000 light years away in the host galaxy of the supernova. An international team of astronomers, led by Subo Dong from China's Peking University, said Thursday they have spotted a violent stellar explosion, known as a supernova, that is about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova and more than twice as luminous as the previous record holder.At its peak intensity, the explosion, called ASASSN-15lh, shone brighter than 570 billion Suns.

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