In praise of … supernovae | Editorial


You wouldn’t want one for a close neighbour – at their fiercest, they can be five billion times brighter than the sun – but supernovae, briefly capable of outshining an entire galaxy, have in the…

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Supernova explosion will be visible from UK


An exploding star in a galaxy far from Earth should be visible from Britain soon after twilight this evening. Amateur astronomers will be able to observe the flicker of light from its violent death throes…

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