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Shiny New Supernova Spotted in Nearby Galaxy - Universe Today
[/caption] Literally an event of stellar proportions, a new Type Ia supernova has been identified in a spiral galaxy 25 million light-years away! Spotted by Caltech’s Palomar Transit Factory project, this supernova, categorized as PTF11kly, is located 58″.6 west and 270″.7 south of the center of M101. It was first seen yesterday, August 24, 2011. … Continue reading "Shiny New Supernova Spotted in Nearby Galaxy"