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Chip
2002-Jul-03, 08:06 PM
Reported with an allusion to the "4th of July". /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/07/03/hubble.supernova.reut/index.html

BTW: A British astronomer named John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719) first observed the exploding star at what is now Cas A in the 1600s. I read that this star is not detected today! (?) The distance to Cas A is about 10,000 light years, so the explosion really occurred 10,300+ years ago. (Please forgive my crude estimates.)

Kaptain K
2002-Jul-04, 10:49 AM
For an X-ray image, go here:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000103.html

beskeptical
2002-Jul-04, 09:27 PM
Interesting, Chip noted to add the 10 K light years and in NASA's link by Kaptain K they forgot to. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Well, maybe they meant to say it that way since they said, "seen to explode". Darn, just when I thought I had found a little BA.

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