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What Went Bang in the Night?

by Michael Wright Serendipitously, Prof. Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas will be in Princeton on Tuesday, February 11 and has agreed to speak to AAAP about the current supernova in M82.  AAAP is jointly sponsoring this meeting with … Continue reading

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Supernova 2012aw Discovered in M95

Michael Wright and Robert Vanderbei On March 16, 2012, a bright supernova was discovered in M95.  Member Bob Vanderbei wasted no time capturing the image above.  The supernova was around magnitude 13 as of March 21 so it is observable … Continue reading

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Closest Type Ia supernova in decades solves a cosmic mystery Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – 15:33 in Astronomy & Space Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia’s) are the extraordinarily bright and remarkably similar “standard candles” astronomers use to measure cosmic … Continue reading

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