Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A (possible) new supernova

The breaking news I pick up from Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog, via the Discover blogs, is that we might be in store for a new supernova, first spotted on March 16th.  This video is very informative and worth the watch.
One thing I got from it is that the galaxy containing the supernova, M95, is 38 million light years away, so the supernova actually exploded in the Eocene.  Awesome!

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