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December 12, 2011

Astronomers Take a Photograph of the Youngest Supernova Right After Its Explosion

In late November this year, astronomers were able to obtain a radio astronomical photograph of the youngest supernova. This photo was taken in Europe and it occurred right after the explosion. It occurred about 23 million light years away and with a combination of several telescopes in Finland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands, astronomers were able to capture a very clear picture. This is groundbreaking because "it is the earliest high resolution image of a supernova explosion" and this has astronomers very excited about things to come (Science Daily 1).


Posted by asteier at December 12, 2011 05:50 PM


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