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October 25, 2011

2,000-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Solved By NASA Telescopes

Almost two thousand years ago, Chinese astronomers were fascinated by a "guest star" that appeared in their sky and was visible to them for over eight months. It wasn't until the 1960s that scientists determined what they had seen to be a supernova. Now, by using new technology and looking at the area by seeing the infrared part of the spectrum, NASA can view the remnants of this supernova to discover new clues about how stars die and how supernovae form. To learn more about how NASA's new telescopes can view the infrared part of the spectrum, read full article at


http://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-supernova-mystery-solved-nasa-telescopes-203402466.html

Posted by nzingas at October 25, 2011 05:42 PM

Comments

We did a report on supernovas in my scientific German class and I discovered this article while researching about it...really interesting stuff...goes to show how fast a star can become nothing and how it takes forever for something to form

Posted by: duymo at October 26, 2011 02:24 PM

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