A massive explosion spotted 200 million light years from Earth has baffled astronomers.

The strange spot, nicknamed ‘the cow’, is up to 100 times brighter than a supernova and is growing at an incredible rate.

Scientists say the flash is a 9,000°C (16,000°F) cloud of high-energy particles bursting outwards at 12,000 miles (20,000km) per second, but are still unsure what triggered the brilliant blast.

One researcher said ‘there hasn’t really been another object like this.’

via Mystery of the massive explosion 200 light years away | Daily Mail Online

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Mystery of the massive explosion 200 light years away | Daily Mail Online

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