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Figure 1:An artist's impression of the record-breakingly powerful, superluminous supernova ASASSN-15lh as it would appear from an exoplanet located about 10,000 light years away in the host galaxy of the supernova. (Credit: Beijing Planetarium / Jin Ma)
On June 14, 2017, Chinese Astronomical Society and National Astronomical Observatory of China announced the Top 10 Achievements in Astronomical Science and Technology in 2016 （2016年度十大天文科技进展）. The discovery of the most luminous supernova, led by KIAA faculty Subo Dong, is ranked second in the category of Fundamental Research. He also co-led the research ranked first in the same category.
The awards were selected by experts from all astronomy units in China via online voting. The goal of this award is to promote the progress of astronomy in China, to honor the outstanding researchers and engineers working in astronomy, and to increase the broad impact of astronomy on society.
Read more about the discovery: http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/news/2016/record-shattering-cosmic-blast-could-he...