Last chance to view the SupernovaSeptember 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space watchers around the world will have the last chance to take a look at the new supernova on the 8th of September. The supernova is located near the Big Dipper and it is estimated to be the closest to earth. It is located just 21 million light years away and it is the brightest supernova of its kind to have ever been discovered.
The space object was discovered by scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California. The discovery was made late last month. Scientists say the body is getting brighter by the day and it will be brightest on the 8th of September.
It has been described as the Supernova of a generation and it can be viewed with a pair of binoculars. Several people have watched the planetary phenomena.
Wikipedia defines supernova as “a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova. It has the plural supernovae or supernovas. Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months.”
There has been several other supernovas but this is the brightest in the last 30 years.
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