PDA

View Full Version : Caught in the Act: Astronomers See Supernova As it Explodes



Fraser
2008-May-21, 05:50 PM
The Swift satellite has made another fortuitous observation. This time, and for the first time ever, astronomers have caught a star in the act of going supernova. These stellar explosions have been observed before, but always after the fireworks were well underway. "For years we have dreamed of seeing a star just [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/21/caught-in-the-act-astronomers-see-supernova-as-it-explodes/)

peter eldergill
2008-May-22, 03:36 PM
Fraser, besides Phil's blog, is there another place that has more detail or do you know if there will be a more detailed report on this at some point?

Pete

peter eldergill
2008-May-22, 03:38 PM
Fraser, besides Phil's blog, is there another place that has more detail or do you know if there will be a more detailed report on this at some point?

Pete

RussT
2008-May-24, 11:37 PM
Fraser, besides Phil's blog, is there another place that has more detail or do you know if there will be a more detailed report on this at some point?

Pete

http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/supernova.html

Here is one source.

http://www.cv.nrao.edu/fits/www/yp_infosys.html

Here is another with just about anything you might consider looking for.