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BY MAGGIE BOUGHNER
The important thing about Cosmic Pearls is that it is one
of the brightest exploding stars found in 400 years.

Cosmic Pearls is a ring with dozens of bright spots.

Cosmic Pearls are a ring that was likley shed by the star
about 20,000 years before it exploded.

Cosmic Pearls is the supernova that is located163,000
light years away.

But the important thing about Cosmic Pearls is that it is one
of the brightest exploding stars found in 400 years.