Students discover new supernova

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This 2011 video says about itself:

Stephen Hawking – Supernovas

Professor Stephen Hawking explains how these exploding stars produce all of the chemical elements which make up our bodies, and the world.

From University College London in England:

Supernova in Messier 82 discovered by UCL students

22 January 2014

Updated 23 Jan 2014 – 9:30am

Students and staff at UCL’s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in recent decades. At 19:20 GMT on 21 January, a team of students – Ben Cooke, Tom Wright, Matthew Wilde and Guy Pollack – assisted by Dr Steve Fossey, spotted the exploding star in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy).

The discovery was a fluke – a 10 minute telescope workshop for undergraduate students that led to a global scramble to acquire confirming images and spectra of a supernova in one…

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