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Supernova 2011b Gradually Fading

February 4th, 2011 02:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “The recent stellar explosion known as ‘supernova 2011b’ is gradually fading after outshining its host galaxy for over a month. The explosion first flared up in early January, and peaked at magnitude 12.9, putting it within the reach of many amateur telescopes. The host galaxy, NGC 2655, lies 64 million light years away, meaning that the star exploded while the dinosaurs still roamed the planet. My own sketches are available at gkastro.tk/.”

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