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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Solving a 600-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... it/538482/

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Astronomers have found the stars responsible for an explosion recorded by Korean astronomers in 1437 A.D.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:48 pm 
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Turning this into a general nova/supernova thread.

Mystery Solved: Supernova Lies Behind Cosmic ‘Magnifying Glass’

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... ing-glass/

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Schematic illustration of the magnification by a galaxy. A massive object between us and the supernova bends light rays much as a glass lens can focus light. As more light rays are directed toward the observer than would be without the lens, the supernova appears magnified.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:59 am 
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Have we been hit by a supernova?

https://astrobites.org/2018/07/02/__trashed-6/

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So how likely is it that our solar system was hit by a supernova shockwave at some point in its life? There are a few pieces of evidence that suggest it may have been.

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