Supernova Last Chance
September 7, 2011 by staff
Supernova Last Chance, If you have a pair of binoculars, this is your last chance to see a new supernova, which was discovered recently near the Big Dipper, about 21 million light years away from Earth.
Astronomers describe as the supernova of a generation, adding that it was the closest supernova and brightest of its kind detected in the last 30 years. When the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California reported the discovery in late August, scientists enthusiastically announced that the supernova, called PTF 11kly was brilliant at times. Although 21 million light-years cover a huge portion of space, is still considered a relatively small distance (in astronomical terms).
So do not waste the opportunity. If you have been delaying, you have a good opportunity to try it as the brightest supernova comes to screen on September 8.
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