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Title: How to See a Recently Discovered Supernova

Berkeley Lab scientist Peter Nugent discusses a recently discovered supernova that is closer to Earth — approximately 21 million light-years away — than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronommore »ers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools. The finding of such a supernova so early and so close has energized the astronomical community as they are scrambling to observe it with as many telescopes as possible, including the Hubble Space Telescope. More info on how to see it: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/08/31/glimpse-cosmic-explosion/ News release: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/08/25/supernova/« less
Title: How to See a Recently Discovered Supernova
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Publication Date: 2011-08-31
OSTI Identifier: 1046773
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; SUPERNOVA ; BERKELEY LAB ; PETER NUGENT ; ASTRONOMY ; NEW SUPERNOVA ; PTF 11KLY ; TYPE IA SUPERNOVA
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:22
System Entry Date: 2017-12-12