View Full Version : Unprecedented Eruption Catches Astronomers By Surprise

2010-Mar-21, 05:20 PM
An alert was raised March 11 when Japanese amateur astronomers announced what might have been the discovery of a new 8th magnitude nova in the constellation of Cygnus. It was soon realized that this eruption was not what it appeared to be. It was actually the unexpected nova-like eruption of a known variable star, V407 [...]

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