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News Picks : Supernova discovered by UK students

By: Physics Today
Fri Jan 24 09:15:00 UTC 2014
BBC: One of the closest supernovae to Earth in recent years was spotted by students and staff at University College London. On 21 January during a telescope workshop for undergraduates, Steve Fossey and his students were studying Messier 82, a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away. They observed a new, star-like object that did not appear in online archive images. They sent a report of the sighting to the International Astronomical Union, which confirmed that Fossey’s group was the first to report the new supernova. Observers in the Northern Hemisphere may get a better opportunity to see the supernova, since scientists say it could grow brighter over the coming weeks.

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