New Supernova!

One of my favorite science blogs, Bad Astronomy Blog, has posted here that astronomers have actually observed the exact moment when a star exploded. Read all about it, geeks! (It's really, really cool!!)

From Bad Astronomy Blog:

Gemini telescope image of NGC 2770 and supernova 2008D

The Quick Version

NGC 2770 is a galaxy at the relatively close distance of 84 million light years away. On January 9, 2008, a massive star in it exploded, and instead of finding out days or weeks later, astronomers caught it in the act, right at the moment, in flagrante delicto.

Read the rest here.


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