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Supernova erupts in nearby Pinwheel Galaxy, closest in 25 years
When doing a routine survey of the nearby Pinwheel Galaxy, located a relatively short 21 million lightyears away from our solar system, scientists managed to capture a star, dubbed PTF 11kly, going supernova.
Although discovered at magnitude 17, the supernova appears to be becoming brighter. It is estimated that it could reach magnitude 10 in the next few days, which would bring it within the reach of small telescopes or large binoculars. M101 is a face-on spiral galaxy and currently well placed for observation from the UK.
How many people have telescopes laying around the living cell? Hopes raised and dashed like a sandstorm of emotional poker.You know I think the title is misleading/decietfull At this time I will never be returning within this trust breaking thread...edit on 31-8-2011 by paperface because
Report me then Alert the mods, thats what the button is for.
The light is 21,000,000 years old.....its a live as it can be. Sorry you didnt understand the title.
Its a live broadcast of the supernova...at 10pm pst. I dont know when that is...im in the UK.edit on 31-8-2011 by loves a conspiricy because: (no reason given)extra DIV
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
They cant be predicted....so for all we know this will be the only visible supernova for the next 100 years...who knows?? No one lol
Its something you will rarely see twice, unless you are an astronomer.