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Fraser
2008-Dec-03, 06:40 PM
On November 11, 1572 Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and other skywatchers observed what they thought was a new star. A bright object appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia, outshining even Venus, and it stayed there for several months until it faded from view. What Brahe actually saw was a supernova, a rare event where [...]

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John Jaksich
2008-Dec-04, 04:28 AM
Just when star astrophysics was thought to be all but solved (according to some...); this is great news for those of us who would like to understand some of the subtler nuances of our own Sun... the current dearth of sunspots being the first one among many. Maybe the Sun might be taken a little more seriously...:clap:

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Although our Sun could not proceed into a Supernova or Nova stage ... it is welcome news to a rookie such as myself...