Here’s a great image pointing out the new supernova first spotted last week (January 21) as an unfamiliar object in the otherwise familiar galaxy M82.This galaxy is about 12 million light-years away, so the light from a supernova explosion reached the Earth just recently. It was bright enough to be discovered with a modest telescope in north London when astronomer Steve Fossey was taking students through a routine lesson at the University of London Observatory.
Image credit: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona

Here’s a great image pointing out the new supernova first spotted last week (January 21) as an unfamiliar object in the otherwise familiar galaxy M82.

This galaxy is about 12 million light-years away, so the light from a supernova explosion reached the Earth just recently. It was bright enough to be discovered with a modest telescope in north London when astronomer Steve Fossey was taking students through a routine lesson at the University of London Observatory.

Image credit: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona

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