Friday, 26 August 2011

New Supernova In M101

New Supernova spotted in Ursa Major (in M101, the 'Pinwheel Galaxy).

Link to more details soon. (Here are the promised links:


As it is relatively close, it may allow us to calibrate the brightness-distance ratio for Type IA supernovas (which are being used as 'standard candles' for measuring distances to distant galaxies ) to get more info on Dark Energy (if it exists).

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