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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Scientists Have Witnessed the Violent Beginnings of a Supernova for the First Time


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Scientists have observed the immediate aftermath of a supernova for the first time, detecting a brilliant display of light from the death of a red supergiant star just 3 hours after it exploded.

The event, called SN 2013fs, is the first chance researchers have had to study a supernova in such a state of extreme infancy – light cast by stellar explosions usually takes at least several days to discover. On this occasion, astronomers got lucky, as space telescopes just happened to be gazing at the right portion of the night sky at the right time.


I miss the days when we cared about science, studied science.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:46 pm 
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Nice one. Of course this supernova actually happened very likely before people evolved, back in its own reference frame that is.

Intelligent people still value science. "We" didn't lose interest. The corporate media did, except when it has to do with stuff they can scare people into watching. You know, the way the Science Channel does, and its frequent asteroids hitting the Earth, magnetars blowing up the whole solar system, gamma ray bursts sterilizing the Earth, massive solar flares ending civilization, etc etc etc.

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