Friday, December 16, 2011

Scientists find answer to supernova riddle

Scientists find answer to supernova riddle AFP December 15, 2011 7:39AM — "THE discovery of a supernova only hours after its explosion has probably solved a long-standing mystery on the origin of the brightest known phenomena in the Universe.

On August 24, scientists witnessed the spectacular eruption of light and energy thrown off by the birth of SN 2011fe, the brightest and - at a mere 20.9 million light years away - closest-to-Earth supernova in over 25 years.
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This is so beyond cool. When I was in 4th or 5th grade I did a report on stars and, since then, I have always loved this kind of information.

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