Stars crashing can be seen with the naked eye

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De ocurrir el evento tal y como se pronostica, la explosión estelar ocasionaría que se aprecie una "nueva estrella" en el cielo, de forma temporera. (Ilustración suministrada / Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe)

The astronomy professor Larry Molnar from Calvin College in Michigan explained that it is predicted that when a binary star, that is already visible through telescopes,  explodes it will be seen with the naked eye since it will double its brilliance.

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