When a star dies, it likely will not supernova. It likely will shrink and shrink until it is a small and unremarkable dwarf. But it may not. It may grow and keep growing, until the seams of it are fighting to hold it together, until the stitching gives out and it explodes outwards, a light-show that will be seen for a thousand years. And once the star settles, the pieces of it will coalesce, coming together to form new stars, and every one of those newborns will be nurtured by that star’s spectacular death. (looking back in time when you see the stars, time is not what we think it is.)
What’s your earliest memory?