Did scientists solve the mystery of the super-bright exploding ‘cow’ in space?

An artistic visualization of AT2018cow. (Image credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Science studying a mysterious star explosion known as “the Cow” think the blast could have created a black hole or neutron star.

In 2018, scientists spotted the super-bright stellar explosion known as AT2018co, and nicknamed “the Cow”, in a galaxy called CGCG 137-068 about 200 million light-years away. But the strange, explosive event puzzled scientists as, just after its discovery, the cosmic “Cow” produced a sudden explosion at least 10 times brighter than a typical supernova before fading over a number of months, NASA said at the time.