"Astronomers have yet to determine the cause of luminous fast blue optical transients, and the latest they have detected is raising even more questions.
What do a cow, a koala, a camel, a Tasmanian devil and now a finch all have in common?
It’s not the plot of a new movie in the “Madagascar” series. They are nicknames given to a weird class of space explosions scientists can’t explain."
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