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new supernova–be one of the first to see it! 0

Posted on August 25, 2011 by Matt

Got really lucky tonight–a new supernova (exploding star) was discovered in the galaxy M101 on a night I just happened to be at the observatory (with my daughters, even better)!

The image attached shows a before/after picture.  If the image attached doesn’t animate, go to:

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Might be the chance to come out tonight (meaning Thursday) and observe it too!


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