Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang Ofer Yaron Artist illustration of the supernova SN 2013fs, located in a nearby galaxy. Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae. Scientists aren’t sure…

One Response to Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

  1. Citizen Reporter February 14, 2017 at 8:56 am

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    “On October 6, 2013, an automated sky survey at California’s Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) detected SN 2013fs—located 160 million light years away in a nearby galaxy—just three hours after the blast”

    Pretty hard to do, as it would have taken 160 million years for the evidence to arrive here.

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