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Originally posted by behindthescenes on 5/8/2008 @ 09:10 AM
NASA found the youngest supernova ever in our galaxy.
Don't ask me how I know -- I just know. This is the answer to the "mystery."
I won't elaborate and I won't divulge my sources. You'll just have to wait and see if I'm right.
Originally posted by RedGolem
If this super nove is twenty five thousand light years away, and it blew up one hundred forty years ago, how is it that it was found at all?
The explosion occurred about 140 years ago, making it the most recent supernova in the Milky Way as measured in Earth's time frame...Source
Originally posted by phaistonian
Originally posted by AlBeMet
That site is down. Can you post a quote?
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-089
NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
WASHINGTON -- NASA has scheduled a media teleconference Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. EDT, to announce the discovery of an object in our Galaxy astronomers have been hunting for more than 50 years. This finding was made by combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with ground-based observations.
To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact the Chandra Press Office at 617-496-7998 or e-mail email@example.com. Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed online at:
A video file about the discovery will air on NASA Television on May 14. NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. NASA TV is available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.
Originally posted by TomServo
It was probably this: