A new, close supernova is exciting the world’s astronomers. Here’s a look at it and other supernovas.
The new supernova is so close — in cosmic terms — and seen so soon after its light reached Earth that astronomers are calling it the supernova of a generation. The Pinwheel supernova, known as SN2011FE, was a Type 1a, of special interest to astronomers. Photo by Joseph Brimacombe/Handout Buy Photo