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November 28, 2011

Photo of Youngest Supernova taken

The supernova is 23 million light years away from Earth.
From this photograph, we can define the expansion velocity of the shock wave created in the explosion.
The telescopes used in this research were NASA's telescopes at Robledo de Chavela (Madrid) and those of the National Geographic Institute in Yebes (Guadalajara).

Posted by buruken at November 28, 2011 08:06 PM

Comments

i think it's very interesting to see that we can now define the expansion velocity of supernova.

Posted by: suekm at November 28, 2011 09:03 PM

This a really cool discovery that shows the complexity of Mars and how there is still so much we can learn about it.

Posted by: jsatonik at November 29, 2011 11:15 AM

That's Something! I wonder why NASA used telescopes in Madrid and Guadalajara. What advantages to these locations have over ones close to their headquarters.

Posted by: koransky at November 29, 2011 06:42 PM

good thing its 23 million light years away, don't think we'd want something like that going off close to us.

Posted by: dhupp at November 30, 2011 12:07 PM

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