Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Supernova in M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)

A new supernova was discovered in the Whirlpool Galaxy (in Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs) on the 31st May. It is thought to be a Type II-L supernova judging by the amount of hydrogen in its spectrum.

The above image shows the location of the supernova. Full details here.

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