To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing. By pure luck, the amateur astronomer from Rosario, Argentina snapped the first before-and-after images ever captured of a star as it explodes in a brilliant flash of light and morphs into a supernova. Astronomers call this pivotal moment "shock break-out," and have dreamt for decades of witnessing such a stellar metamorphosis in real time. Melina Bersten, a scientist at the La Plata Astrophysics Institute in Argentina and lead author of a study in journal Nature that describes the discovery, put the odds of stumbling across it at up to 1 in million. In September , Buso was testing a new camera on his inch telescope when he noticed a bright flash from the southern constellation Sculptor on one of the images. The galaxy hosting the star is about 80 million light years away, which is also the time it took for the light cast by the explosion to reach Earth.
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