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Closest Supernova In Years Brings Cosmic Fireworks To Earth’s Skies (Synopsis)

17 May 2017, 14:01 UTC
Closest Supernova In Years Brings Cosmic Fireworks To Earth’s Skies (Synopsis) X-ray: NASA/CXC/MSSL/R.Soria et al, Optical: AURA/Gemini OBs
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Every once in a while, a new light appears somewhere in the night sky: the result of a massive star reaching the end of its life. From many millions of light years away, the brilliance of a supernova shines across the cosmos. Just a few days ago, a new light was discovered in a galaxy only 22 million light years away, making it the closest supernova discovered in three years.

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